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My house was built in 1979. The fireplace is woodburning,

My house was built in 1979. The fireplace is woodburning, but no vents/blower. My house recently flooded and I am told I must replace the fireplace. I have bricks surrounding the firebox insert (galvanized metal). The fireplace is on an exterior wall. I do not want to remove the bricks and can remove the fireplace from the backside by removing the exterior siding on the house. Is the fireplace attached to the bricks and if so, how do I get the least amount of bricks off so I can pull the fireplace out the exterior wall? Do you have any suggestions for me?

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Rick

Supervisor

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Quick question. Regarding the hot water heater (40000BTU),

Good evening. Quick question. Regarding the hot water heater (40000BTU), currently it's a 3" duct leading into the chimney. Should I continue with the same size to the roof once I remove the brick chimney. Or should I upsize to 4" duct. It's about 25-30ft to the roof from top of HWH.

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WCohn

Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman License

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What causes rust colored stain on roof next to

What causes rust colored stain on roof next to chimney.Chimney is for #1 diesel boiler. Asphalt shingle roof was replaced 2 years ago and extensive stain has already occurred on the roof next to the chimney. The stainless metal asbestos chimney has been throughly inspected and is in excellent condition. I have a photo. Thank you

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Martin

Electrical engineer

Bachelor's Degree

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Have a brick chimney that is deteriorating. Previous owners

Have a brick chimney that is deteriorating. Previous owners painted the brick at some point and moisture gets under the paint. Contractor suggested that we stucco over the brick. Is this a good idea?

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Rick

Supervisor

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We have a brick chimney about 4 feet tall coming out of the

We have a brick chimney about 4 feet tall coming out of the roof. And some of the mortor in between the bricks is falling out of the spaces in between the bricks. Also I want to reseal the space between the roof line and the bottom of the chimney that pokes out of the roof. What materials do I need to buy to seal waterproof the bottom of the chimney on the roof, and also what is best material to use to refill those spaces in between the bricks that are falling out. A lot of the chimney mortor (or whatever it is called) is still in place. But I would say 10 or 20% of the material has fallen out in the past 11 years, and I need to attend to it.Thanks

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Rick

Supervisor

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Can I clean my own chimney and how best do I this? It seems

Can I clean my own chimney and how best do I this?It seems there's some toxic outgassing.

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Marc

Master plumber, oil burner technician

Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho

2,366 satisfied customers
I want to fit a woodburning stove using a large open chimney

I want to fit a woodburning stove using a large open chimney (using a Register plate) Can I run two 22mm copper pipes up the side of the chimney (approx) 80cm from the centre of the flue pipe and emerge them from the chimney at 1st floor level to connect to a radiator and vent pipe in cxase of electricity cuts or central heating pump failkier. If so what can be used to wrap the pipes to protect them from creosote and gasses

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Phil

Consultant to Engrs, Govt & Contractors

Degree, Mech Engr Technology

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I wish to remove my wood burning brick chimney from my privately

I wish to remove my wood burning brick chimney from my privately owned residence. Am I allowed to remove this chimney myself and what rules & regulations of Local Council must I abide by.

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Charles

Owner

FCC Communication License

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wish to remove a brick chimney below roof level it has been

wish to remove a brick chimney below roof level it has been eartthquake damaged my family are concerned that I have been advised only to take it below roof level and not to the floor. It was inspected by engineers and they advised that it was only necessary to take below roof level the rest was safe and that they put some sort of cape on top;my family feel I should have the top covered with a sheet of iron in line with rest of roof to put their mind at rest could you advise if there is any regulations on earthquake chimney removals , that I can advise them to look up and put their mind at rest.

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Eric M. Bright

Founder & Pres. - Father's Woodcraft LLC

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