How to repair top of chimney

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Does it have to be brick or do I have other options

q how to repair top of chimney
q how to repair top of chimney
q how to repair top of chimney
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  • Emily Emily on Jul 18, 2018

    I think chimney construction would be something that must meet codes. Not too sure you could do this without checking first with your area town code officer

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 18, 2018

    I would hire a certified chimney sweep to inspect that and a stone mason to redo the unmaintained brick which has become loose due the chimney not being regularly repointed - moisture gets in there and erodes the mortar between the brick which will cause the chimney to fail... as in fall down. This happens if your chimney cap is missing too. For sure don't light that thing up.

    Not a DIY project and will require scaffolding too.

  • Nonni Nonni on Jul 18, 2018

    I agree. Have it inspected . Some chimney sweeps may do the work but I’d use a stone mason who is trsined in chimneys. If you are planning to use it regularly it should be cleaned yearly or you may burn your house down. Sometimes chimneys have concrete at the top. Sometimes there is a metal part on top and caging to keep birds and squirrels out. Sometimes there is a ledge of smmoth flat stone around the top opening. If there is missing concrete around bricks that needs to be repointed.

  • Nonni Nonni on Jul 18, 2018

    I agree. Have it inspected . Some chimney sweeps may do the work but I’d use a stone mason who is trsined in chimneys. If you are planning to use it regularly it should be cleaned yearly or you may burn your house down. Sometimes chimneys have concrete at the top. Sometimes there is a metal part on top and caging to keep birds and squirrels out. Sometimes there is a ledge of smmoth flat stone around the top opening. If there is missing concrete around bricks that needs to be repointed.

  • Nonni Nonni on Jul 18, 2018

    I agree. Have it inspected . Some chimney sweeps may do the work but I’d use a stone mason who is trsined in chimneys. If you are planning to use it regularly it should be cleaned yearly or you may burn your house down. Sometimes chimneys have concrete at the top. Sometimes there is a metal part on top and caging to keep birds and squirrels out. Sometimes there is a ledge of smmoth flat stone around the top opening. If there is missing concrete around bricks that needs to be repointed.

  • Nonni Nonni on Jul 18, 2018

    I agree. Have it inspected . Some chimney sweeps may do the work but I’d use a stone mason who is trsined in chimneys. If you are planning to use it regularly it should be cleaned yearly or you may burn your house down. Sometimes chimneys have concrete at the top. Sometimes there is a metal part on top and caging to keep birds and squirrels out. Sometimes there is a ledge of smmoth flat stone around the top opening. If there is missing concrete around bricks that needs to be repointed.

  • Nonni Nonni on Jul 18, 2018

    I agree. Have it inspected . Some chimney sweeps may do the work but I’d use a stone mason who is trsined in chimneys. If you are planning to use it regularly it should be cleaned yearly or you may burn your house down. Sometimes chimneys have concrete at the top. Sometimes there is a metal part on top and caging to keep birds and squirrels out. Sometimes there is a ledge of smmoth flat stone around the top opening. If there is missing concrete around bricks that needs to be repointed.

  • Nonni Nonni on Jul 18, 2018

    I agree. Have it inspected . Some chimney sweeps may do the work but I’d use a stone mason who is trsined in chimneys. If you are planning to use it regularly it should be cleaned yearly or you may burn your house down. Sometimes chimneys have concrete at the top. Sometimes there is a metal part on top and caging to keep birds and squirrels out. Sometimes there is a ledge of smmoth flat stone around the top opening. If there is missing concrete around bricks that needs to be repointed.

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Aug 13, 2018

    This is absolutely not a DIY project. Professional chimney people can tell you what options are available.

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