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Adenmoor 05-29-2004 11:22 PM

Addition around existing brick chimney
Hello all,
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.

Daniel O'Connor 11-20-2004 10:21 PM

I think if you have to extend your chimney you should use fire brick. If you used wood, you might have an accident.

Teetorbilt 11-20-2004 10:37 PM

I saw how to do this somewhere, Try TOH archives.

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