I have a house that was built approximately early 1920’s on the east coast. Like many houses of this age, apparently when it was built, there was a vent for the oven that apparently ran along the corner of the wall, up through the corner of my bathroom, and to the roof. It was covered by a plaster type of covering and the corner was boxed in (in both the kitchen and the bathroom).
Long before I moved in, the vent was blocked at the wall and at the roof (the roof has been reshingled and there’s nothing there to indicate there’s a vent pipe). Needless to say, I do not have a 1920’s style stove in my kitchen with a need to vent the oven outside. However, there’s still the walled in corner of my kitchen and bathroom (on the second floor).
I don’t even know where to begin to try to find out how this could be removed, or what’s really inside of it. I can see under the house, and there’s nothing that goes from the kitchen floor to the ground (so it’s not being supported underneath by anything). I hate to go bashing out a wall without having at least some idea of what to expect.
So, you may be asking why I’m even wanting to know what’s behind the plastered corner…well, it current takes up about a two by two foot space of the room (there’s a big square in the corner!), which may not seem like a lot, but the bathroom is TINY and this square in the corner is using up some valuable floor space.
My question is does anyone know what I’m talking about, and if so, where could I find more information as to what exactly could be expected to be inside this squared space? How does one begin to consider removing it?
Mods, I’m sorry if it’s not in the correct place…I’m discovering that I’m more clueless about this than I thought I was.