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Chimney Down!
Topic Started: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:38 pm (621 Views)
RBergmann
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Finally got around to taking down the old brick chimney at our cottage. It was built in 1958 (I think), had no liner & the mortar was severely deteriorated! Once our contractor is finished raising & re-leveling the place, an new stainless steel modern chimney will be installed to handle our new wood stove! Started at 8am last Friday & was done by 3pm. A hand sledge & concrete cold chisel were the only tools used to take it down. Messy job to be sure!

Before picture & you can see the old chimney capped off with a tarp
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Bricks gone down to the roofline
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Inside the attic
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Inside the cottage
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Hole sealed & reshingled (till the whole roof gets done)
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Edited by RBergmann, Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:42 pm.
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hunt ted

There was no way you could put a liner in it?
I thought they made liners for the old brick chimneys!
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RBergmann
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A properly installed liner for brick chimneys costs almost as much as a new steel chimney. Plus in this case, the weight of the old brick chimney was causing the house to sag so the decision was made to get rid of it and install a new stainless steel one that will pass code & the insurance inspection without hassles and make my contractor's job of leveling & raising the house much easier.
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ternera1
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Good sound decision. And probably safer in the long run. Good job.
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TLC
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sorry to take so long. nice job taking it down. had to have a lot of patience to do that.
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RBergmann
Mon Sep 5, 2016 9:18 pm
A properly installed liner for brick chimneys costs almost as much as a new steel chimney. Plus in this case, the weight of the old brick chimney was causing the house to sag so the decision was made to get rid of it and install a new stainless steel one that will pass code & the insurance inspection without hassles and make my contractor's job of leveling & raising the house much easier.
OK, didn't know about the cost and everything else.
Good job.
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