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  1. HVAC
    I realize this isn't a conventional HVAC question, but couldn't think of a better section to put it in. Our manufactured home has a small pseudo-attic space with four squat vents thru the roof and no access from the inside. Despite installation of reflective roof panels (as well as the...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm wanting to remove a metal fireplace installed in front of the original fireplace in my living room. I'm wondering if I can just cut the chimney pipe at the ceiling and patch the hole in the ceiling without removing the entire chimney and patching the roof.
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I’ve got a chimney leak. But this one isn’t an easy one. I’ve had four different masons and chimney repair folks plus a roofer and no one can figure it out. I’ve had guys over here with a combined 90+ years of experience and all of them seem confounded. I’ve got water coming in the exterior of...
  4. HVAC
    I am in the process of installing a wood burning insert in my old fireplace. I have some questions/concerns about the liner. The current chimney is a brick chimney from the original build, but we recently did a remodel which lead to the chimney terminating in the new attic and being extended...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey All! I'm in an 1840 structure, small, with two chimneys - one is functional, and needs a little work, the other is completely non-functional (it's sealed with cement, pics below) and dead-ends above a dirt crawl space. I know nothing about this stuff - but to me it looks like it's beyond...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, My wife and I purchased a home a few months ago. The roof is relatively new--only 7-8 years old. However, the flashing around our chimneys wasn't replaced when the roof was replaced. We have a leak in the attic around one of our chimneys, and the roofer said he believes it's the flashing...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a reasonable quote from a certified firm. Reviews are good. Licensing and BBB all checks out. The chimney is sandstone brick. They would be doing a rebuild from the roofline up. There is a chance I might not be available to watch them work. Is this okay? My schedule is totally...
  8. Building & Construction
    Wasn't sure where to post this. We just bought our first home in WA out on the Olympic Peninsula and it had, apparently at one time, a wood stove. The piping was all gone, except for what was at the ceiling (15' vaulted). We purchased a brand new wood cook stove (wood burning upper, food cooking...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    I have an older house and have a brick and mortar chimney that has its backside exposed in the garage, I would like to put a workbench along the wall where this exposed chimney is. The chimney is used with a wood burning fireplace that I use frequently, the backside of the chimney gets very...
  10. Drywall & Plaster
    We're looking to add cabinets to our kitchen wall. I removed the wall paper and discovered a flue cover with stove pipe going into a chimney. The walls are plaster. I would like to cover this hole permanently. How do I go about doing this properly and not causing fire hazards. I believe the...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, have a fireplace in living room. House built in 70's. Had fire last weekend and could smell smoke downstairs in basement (near furnace/ chimney below where fireplace is on top floor). Checked the upstairs fireplace hearth and could see cracks in mortar between bricks. Some going to back of...
  12. Building & Construction
    I'm planning to demo a chimney that runs up the middle of the house and is unused. Previously have removed above the roof line and the second floor portions. I'm going do to the first floor and hopefully basement at the same time. My issue that looking as best I can from the basement up a...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We have a 19 year old home. A brick mason has told us that he cannot find the cotton wicks or "weeps" where the moisture should leave the chimney bricks above the roofline of the house. He suspects that the "box" built of lumber and plywood around our three fireplace vents might be rotting...
  14. Building & Construction
    I've got a chimney on a 1950's house. The chimney has two flues, one has a wood burning fireplace with new SS liner. The other flue has a ~25 year old hot water heater, but the clay liner at the top is falling apart (see pic). The concrete around the flue liner is in good shape. I'm thinking...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Dear experts, Several years ago, I invited contractors to clean my oil furnace chimney. They said it was almost clean. I read that inspection should be done regularly. Could you please tell if I can do it myself? Thanks.
  16. General DIY Discussions
    When i moved into my new house 5 years ago, I ripped out the wooden fire place from the living room. however, I now wish to install a small log burner. Anyone know what I need to do to the existing chimney to connect my log burner to it? :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  17. HVAC
    I think I have the papa bear model of Fisher's Wood Burning Stoves and it's in my basement next to the chimney. Is there some way at all I could move this, probably not since the chimney is right there but I never know. I'd like to put in a pellet stove because those are just better, to me. It...
  18. Insulation
    We moved into our house 13 years ago and replaced the woodstove. The chase is an external box attached to the house with pipe going up the middle of it. We have a chimney cleaner come two times a year and still have fires every year in that pipe that turns it an evil glowing red pipe in and out...
  19. Project Showcase
    I am removing a chimney stack and double sided fireplace with book shelves on both sides. This will make one big room. Eventually, we will also remove half a wall between this room and the kitchen to create a more open space. My brother and a friend are up on the roof taking the chimney stack...
  20. Insulation
    We had a chimney fire in 2010. Fortunately the two-story house with basement did not burn down, but there was much smoke and water damage trying to put out the chimney fire. The old chimney in the center of the house had to be removed and replaced, and the house structure was modified so that...
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