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  1. 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...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I have a metal roof in my shop and I'm putting in a wood stove. I am using a rubber boot flashing around the triple wall. My question would be. Should I put put the chimney through the flattest part of the metal roof or on the ribs. Anyone have suggestions or experience in this matter?
  3. HVAC
    My Hearthstone wood stove, model Phoenix, was recently swept by a chimney sweep. The first time I lit it, it did not draw suffient air to start. Opening the door gave it air but the smoke all went into the house. My conclusion is that something the sweeper did clogged the air intake. Yes the...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I am trying to sort thru my estimates to choose a contractor to replace my roof in Boston. Some proposals "reuse existing lead flashing", others "install new lead flashing" around the chimney. I assume it's because the former don't have the skills. I assume all companies install new STEP...
  5. Building & Construction
    I removed an interior chimney at my house that spanned through 2 seperate floors. The space i need framed in on the second floor will be a high traffic area. I searched online for requirements to frame it in but I came up with nothing. Can anyone offer any help? Thanks
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Bought the house like this a couple years ago, finally doing something about it. Here is the video: http://youtu.be/f7LGVifNmfM I need a minimum of 26 bricks (I counted several just split in half, but not flaking out) and essentially repoint all joints on the upper half. This is my hopeful...
  7. HVAC
    I thought my fellow DIY'ers would enjoy this information. Fall and winter are upon us soon enough... don't forget about your chimney! :thumbsup: Do I really need to insulate my chimney? When installing a chimney liner, it is highly recommended to insulate the liner. The insulation helps ensure...
  8. Insulation
    I thought my fellow DIY'ers would enjoy this information. Fall and winter are upon us soon enough... don't forget about your chimney! :thumbsup: Do I really need to insulate my chimney? When installing a chimney liner, it is highly recommended to insulate the liner. The insulation helps ensure...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Thought this information would be useful for all my fellow DIY'ers; don't forget about your chimney during these summer months... fall will be here soon! Happy DIY'ing :thumbsup: What Is A Chase Cover? It is a shield that covers the top of a chimney, or chase, to prevent rain, melting snow...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Thought this information would be useful for all my fellow DIY'ers; don't forget about your chimney during these summer months... fall will be here soon! Happy DIY'ing :thumbsup: What Is A Chase Cover? It is a shield that covers the top of a chimney, or chase, to prevent rain, melting snow...
  11. How To Guides
    Thought this information may be interesting and helpful for all you fellow DIY'ers :thumbsup: Please post with comments and/or questions! It is easy to install a stainless steel chimney liner and a chimney liner insulation kit by following these instructions. Proper installation of rigid...
  12. HVAC
    Just thought all you fellow DIY'ers may find this information interesting. :thumbsup: Reasons why a chimney needs a stainless steel liner: 1. Prevents overheating of the chimney and lengthens its lifespan A chimney that does not have a liner installed is constantly exposed to the gases, heat...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    I have a leak in my attic that I think is coming from or around the chimney. I have posted some pictures below. The most obvious problem I see is that the caulk/sealant around the chimney flue has pulled away from the cap near the places you see rust. I plan to sand that rust away and reseal...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We had some strong winds the other day, and in the morning I went out and found a round, metal ring on the lawn. I looked up to the roof, and saw a couple more pieces hanging around the furnace chimney pipe. Since I never really paid too much attention (we haven't been here for even a full...
  15. How To Guides
    How To Install a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner It is easy to install a stainless steel chimney liner and a chimney liner insulation kit by following these instructions, How to Install Chimney Liners the Easy Way! Proper installation of rigid chimney flue liners and stainless steel flex...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hey, all! I live in the Cincinnati area (Covington). My house is just 100 years old, and has a simple gabled roof on a west-east axis, with the original slate on the main roof and terne on the ells and porches. I have an estimate of $2 500.00 to replace 100+ slates on the roof (mostly...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    I know this is more of a chimney problem but it could be my roof too. Whenever I light my chimney, it gets really smokey in my house! With the holidays coming, I'd really like to light my chimney for when everyone gets together at the house. Does anybody know what the problem is? We had a new...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi everybody: Moving on the my kitchen in my never ending remodel of my 1915 two-family home in northern NJ, I have removed several layers of plaster and paneling and found and old chimney with some pretty cool looking old brick that I would like to expose. The chimney itself does...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    So I recently purchased a 1910 rowhouse in baltimore and there are 4 chimenys, neither one has a chimney cap. The issue is that they are all very large and pre-made caps would be over $160 each. Now, they chimneys are only used for venting and there are no working fireplaces in the home. I was...
  20. HVAC
    i plan to use my chimney to exhaust a gas water heater with a 3" duct and a radiator boiler with a 6" duct. there is no soot involved, i.e. only gas burning fumes. my questions are: 1. can i just run the ducts to an unlined brick chimney or do i have to have a liner inside? 2. regardless...
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