chimney crown repair


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Old 11-15-06, 11:43 AM
Andy Beet
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chimney crown repair

Hi,
I have 2 terracotta type flue's protruding from my chimney (one for the fireplace and the other for the central heating system). I am located in massachusetts.

The two flues are about 1 inch apart. In the gap between them where they meet the crown, no mortar exists. So there is about a 1 inch by 8 inch opening in the crown of my chimney in between the two flues.

How should i fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially as the cold months near.

thanks
Andy
 
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Old 11-15-06, 11:11 PM
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Mix 1 portland cement and 2 parts sand and water just enough to make it like peanut butter, and fill in the crack, you can use a stick to push it in and smooth it out.
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Old 11-15-06, 11:17 PM
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You want to build it up a little higher there with the new cement . So any rain water runs out of there.
 
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Old 11-16-06, 07:59 AM
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thanks guys. i'll do that.

I do have a question though. It seems like the gap is maybe a little large and i fear that the cement will just fall down the gap. Can i bridge the gap with something then cement over that?

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and thanks for the quick response
Andy
 
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Old 11-16-06, 08:38 AM
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You could like jam some fiberglass insulation down in it some. Then cement over it
 
 

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