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I understand the horizontal load between the bricks will collapse but i dont see why if i cut the joist off an 1/8 of an inch off in front of the brick and attach a ledger there will be no pressure on the brick? If that makes sense. The old joist will be sandwiched between supporting
So you would lag bolt into end grain. in a word NO
 

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No i would lag bolt into the house band... the joist would be sandwiched taking the horizontal load keeping the brick from collapsing
You could do that with a pipe or anything for a spacer but a single at each end would be way under what it should be and with out any house wrap in that hole I would expect some rot below that, after years of water getting in there and down.
 

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Im confused what you said about a single on each end... im planning on using a single ledger on each side of the fire place. Which will span about 6 feet per ledger then free stand the fire place with its own supports but also tie it into the joist next to it. Its all cinderblock in the basement its 40 yrs old and no moisture has gotten to the inner band as you can see. Thanks for everyones reply even if i dont end up doing it myself i wanna make sure its done the right way im going through the best options
It is a double in front of the fireplace hung from a double on both sides.
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