Addition around existing brick chimney
I've been working on an addition to my house.
We are keeping an existing fireplace with a brick chimney. I have already framed around the chimney but still need to have the existing chimney extened about 5 feet.
The chimney used to be outside the house but will now be enclosed. Is there anything special I need to do with the chimney itself?
I've heard that I need to demo down to about two feet of rebar before adding back upward. Is this true?
Is it possible to frame a new chimney made of wood built ontop of the existing chimney?
I live in Los Angeles County.
I think if you have to extend your chimney you should use fire brick. If you used wood, you might have an accident.
I saw how to do this somewhere, Try TOH archives.
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