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We're thinking about taking out this fireplace. It's
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This is nothing I'll be doing anytime soon but thinking of
Hey Rick, this is nothing I'll be doing anytime soon but thinking of heating options for our patio. On our brick house there is an area where we could install a fireplace. There is a 2' brick wall bum… read more
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My goal is to get a covered porch, built with a gable roof
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My chimney is separating from the house. we just had the
my chimney is separating from the house. we just had the foundation shored up under the chimney but there is a gap between the chimney and the roof and side of the house … read more
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I have a contractor installing a header in an exterior wall.
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Stephen, I have a problem similar to the problem about Condensation
Stephen, I have a problem similar to the problem about Condensation Build Up in Chimney Chase which you spoke to about three years ago. Ice builds up in my chimney chase when it is cold, then when it … read more
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I am considering buying a property. There is a chimney on the roof and other houses, same style, same road have their fireplaces in tact. The property in question has been modernised and there is no c… read more
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We have started to take down our huge ugly wood burning fireplace and want to replace with a smaller gas fireplace. How do we support the upper part of the brick through the roof? Angle iron? As we we… read more
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I built a fire in my wood stove yesterday , it was lite and
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Hi, I want to remove the downstairs chimney breast in my home.
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Were just looking to buy a house thats over 60 years
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