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Old 09-09-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Chimney is buckling


My outside Chimney, which is made of cinder blocks, is buckling in the middle and has pulled about an inch away from the house in the middle. It is not for a fireplace but for the out take of my furnace. Other than replacing the whole thing, is there anything that can be done?

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Old 09-09-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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First, find out what is causing it to happen.

After that you can determine whether to replace or correct and repair.

If it is a footing problem, building on the same foundation would be a waste of money.

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thanks for your reply. I had someone look at my chimney and he stated that the cause of the buckling was from the chimney not being secured properly to the house. He stated also that most of it should be replaced. Approximately 30 chimney blocks have to come down and be replaced. He is going to get back to me with an estimate. I looked online to see what the cost of chimney block was but have been unsuccessful. Do you have any idea or approximately how much something like this would cost? supplies, labor, etc? The blocks look to be 14'' x14'' (i didnt have a tape measure) Do you think it can be repaired instead of replaced?

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It won't be cheap.
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you could always have this repaired but rebuilding from just below the damaged area's best.
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