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Old 06-29-2020, 08:22 PM   #1
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So I pulled off a piece of wood paneling and low and behold a wide open hole right into the chimney! Well that explains the bowed paneling. I guess a stove used to be here and they tried to remove the insert and gave up halfway through?? I'm not to sure why the insert is partially out. There was also some drywall behind the wallpaper on-top of the plaster! Guess someone tried to fix something.

I've cleaned it up and I'm going to patch the hole with brick and motor but beyond that what should I do. Completely remove all of the plaster, attach metal furring to the brick, and drywall over it. Or replaster it with a plaster patch compound or hot mud. If I go the drywall route I think I will probably have to build the wall ( and door jamb) out to meet code. I gotta talk to the inspector on this.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:04 AM   #2
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Obviously the chimney isn't lined? What is dumping into it? Water heater or furnace or both?
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No it isn't lined. 3 gas water heaters and 3 gas furnaces.
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If I had an unlined chimney I would put a liner in it. There could be a crack or missing mortar anywhere. The problem could be venting 6 appliances in one liner.
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If I had an unlined chimney I would put a liner in it. There could be a crack or missing mortar anywhere. The problem could be venting 6 appliances in one liner.
Ok thanks a liner is on the list. But what about the exposed wall and chimney? Replaster? Drywall?
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