Up In Smoke - Chimney Troubles - pics here
i would remove all that old cap it's just going to keep sucking water and falling apart. finish filling the space around the flue with block/rubble and mortar. then make a new sloped cap/wash out of a cement mortar mix that comes out over the top course of brick, about 1-1/2" thick at that point. you can make a small form out of 2x4 screwed together and slope uphill back to the flue about a 1" rise. make the slab around 4-6" thick out of cement 3 parts with mortar 1 part either trowel smooth or brush finish
also something settled because they poured that wash on top of something to start with and is that a scratch or a crack on the flue?
The older I get the better I was
Last edited by tpolk; 03-11-2010 at 06:22 PM.