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Old 12-31-2008, 02:52 PM   #16
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For it to be wood burning, you need brick on the inside still or your place would just burn down from the heat, the sparks etc. A chimney made of wood is really asking for trouble.

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Old 12-31-2008, 03:45 PM   #17
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Photos of the down chimneys.

Here is the opening now.





I removed the recessed wall I had put in there.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:05 PM   #18
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Now we can see how far off the wall the truss rests. Its like offset to the side. Like this...
------ ------
|____||____| <---Truss
....------
....|____| <-----top of the wall structure

That's how it sits. The other 2x4 adjacent to the truss looks like its there to hold the top of the walls together with the exterior wall. So now with the recessed wall taken out you can see what the original construction was like.

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Something is awry with your chimneys... if anything happens during a hurricane the house should be gone with the chimney still standing not the other way around.
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Thanks for all the info. I ended up not demoing it. I needed to install my wood floors and in such a time crunch I didn't have time to source the original plans for the building. The engineers I talked to said it was a partition wall but some signs showed it might be partial load bearing? I'm not sure if the cripple header served any purpose but at this point in time I'll just play it safe and not do it. I'll make a different post for some other topics on what I've done to my place before. Couple cool things to pass on to the diy community.

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