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Old 05-30-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:21 PM   #2
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I think if you have to extend your chimney you should use fire brick. If you used wood, you might have an accident.

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Old 11-20-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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I saw how to do this somewhere, Try TOH archives.
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