Chimney Repair: Rebuild Or Repoint? - Building & Construction - Page 3 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2009, 05:39 PM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 680
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Chimney repair: rebuild or repoint?


The stack looks to be leaning slightly at the top, but I have seen a lot worse than yours. It's difficult to give an accurate assessment from a photo, especially now I've ricked my neck looking at the first 2. It's a good idea to get a good quality liner as some of the cheap ones have a short life, especially with slow burning appliances.

Advertisement

stuart45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 06:09 PM   #32
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Chimney repair: rebuild or repoint?


Yes, he mentioned the chimney was leaning a tad, but he said it's solid and won't be toppling over anytime soon.

Sorry about you neck! I rotated the photo, but I guess that didn't get saved when I posted it.

As for the SS insert, I was going to ask about the 316Ti. I've read it's durable.

Perhaps having the outside of the chimney stuccoed would make it look better than it does now? The rest of the house is stuccoed...
azoreanprincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 06:26 PM   #33
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 680
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Chimney repair: rebuild or repoint?


Having a crooked stack adds a bit of character to the house. I've never been too keen on rendering stacks as it can trap moisture behind and also help induce a sulphate attack, but it does depend on whether you live in a very damp climate.
stuart45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 10:12 PM   #34
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Chimney repair: rebuild or repoint?


I had a couple of masons tell me the chimney's need a total rebuild down below the roofline. Said they could tell by looking at it (from the ground) the bricks were loose and ready to fall out. I went up the on the roof and the bricks are very solid. About a inch or mortar from where it was tuckpointed 10 years ago, fell out or is loose. A few of the bricks seem like they need replacing. Estimate to rebuild was $2500 each.

Putting in a tankless water hearter so I don't need the smaller chimney anymore.

Would welcome additional thoughts...

Here's the pics

http://picasaweb.google.com/iluvcmv/Roof#

TIA

Advertisement

redspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roof Leak Around Chimney robertr4836 Roofing/Siding 3 03-11-2008 12:23 PM
Looks like leaking around the chimney - roofer says it is the chimney itself Salvatorparadise Roofing/Siding 6 03-07-2008 04:12 PM
Moisture-proofing chimney box wall penetration faithmyeyes Roofing/Siding 3 01-06-2007 12:23 AM
chimney crown repair. gap between flues andy_b General DIY Discussions 4 02-20-2006 12:22 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts