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I have two separate exterior chimneys for my furnace and fireplace. The oustide concrete for the furnace chimney has cracked and some pieces have already fallen off. We recently installed a new stainless steel liner which was probably one of the causes of the cracking. Another reason is that the previous owner decided to go the cheap route and not wire the chimney before applying the stucco. Since a small part of the chimney stucco has already fallen off and there are line cracks on other sections of the stucco, is it possible to repair this without knocking off all the stucco and starting from scratch?

The fireplace chimney has only a few small cracks barely noticeable but it seems that water already penetrated through the stucco and you hear a hollow sound when knocking on it, will waterproofing the stucco fix the problem? I want to try to fix this before it starts falling off like the furnace chimney?

Is there a stucco that you can apply to a chimney that does not need wiring?
 

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Is this Conproco product a solution for breaking down furnace chimney? Are there local dealers that can do this? If I understood it correctly, this conproco product will be applied to the outside of my chimney without the use of the wire. Is that correct?

What about my fireplace chimney that is still in-tact but has a hollow sound when you knock on it. What can I do to prolong the life of that chimney?
 

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I got a quote for over $3,000 to tear down and rebuild both chimneys. I really dont have that kind of money. Would it be better and more inexpensive to install siding on both chimneys. I have all the necessary materials that was left by the previous owner.

I spoke to the town and they said I would need a permit and the wood needs to be built a few inches away from the chimney. How difficult and expensive would this route be compared to tearing down my stucco? I was thinking the siding install would be a more permanent solution. Any thoughts?
 
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