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Old 10-10-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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OK, so I just finished repointing my brick chimney, all new copper flashing.

Previously it just had beveled mortar on the top of the chimney, with the flu sticking up a few inches. I wanted to add a cap.

So I laid up 5 half bricks on each corner to get about 9-10" of clearance between top of flu and bottom of cap (will be bluestone).

What I'm wondering is, I've never really laid brick before. These 5 bricks in the corner look like I could blow on them and they'd fall down. But maybe after the mortar cures they'll be OK? I see this design all over town, I'm just not very confident in it and I don't want bricks and a huge piece of bluestone tumbling down my roof, which is steep and high with streets on two sides of the house.

So, assuming I mixed the mortar properly and laid the bricks properly, is this going to stay put?

Should the stone be mortared to the brick, construction adhesive, or what?

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi!

Some pictures??!

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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If you still have flue sticking up just do this in your size, easier and will keep the critters out.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_118357-82862...Bcap&facetInfo=
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