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chimney

Your question is should you use it and can it be fixed . Well , yes it can be fixed at a good deal of expense and I wouldn't use it until I fixed it . Personally , I think it would be in your best...
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chimney

I must apologies to you Sir for assuming it was the exterior of the chimney that was in question . In viewing the pictures , I would guess this is taken from the inside looking up into the chimney ,...
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Mortar problem

Not being able to see the degree of deterioration , pointing it up would probably be your best option . The cost is minimal , if you do it yourself . The price of a bag of masonry & some sand . Lowes...
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Interior rock wall

For the degree of difficulty involved with using wire mesh and mortar for the stone I have to agree with the previous post . Thin set on the board is your best route. Depending on the look you wish...
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faux brick

A note here . I guess you learn something everyday . There is in fact faux brick . I checked it out:thumbup:
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Chimney picture

I am a Certified Master Brick & Stone Mason with the Gov't and have built 100's of Natural Fireplaces and chimneys as well as industrial and commercial projects . In viewing your chimney and by...
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Removing brick

First of all , I have never in my 50 years in the business heard of a faux brick . Are you sure you don't mean face brick ? Your talking about taking the brick down to the top of the soldier course ....
01-17-10, 03:16 PM
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wasp nest

I removed a nest approx. 8" in dia. from one of my trees . I did this at night as I never found them flying around at this time . I just covered it in a blanket , took it out to the end of my dock...
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Rockstar (repair)

Without actually seeing the job I'll try to help you out here briefly as best I can . You have an 8" wall ( 2 tiers ) of brick, Whether or not it's tied in with a header course you did not say ....
01-12-10, 06:18 AM
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Homesteading

My hat comes off for you sir . I know exactly what you are doing and how you feel about it . So many people today live in a city they can't stand , work at a job they detest , and it's all for a...
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Door Frame

The procedure described below is for an 8" wrap around hollow metal door frame with brick veneer & block back up. There are different types of frames which may involve slightly different methods of...
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Replacing Door frame

It's probably a hollow metal frame that you have and should be filled in solid with mortar . There should be 3 anchors on each side of the frame at the hinge level . The most common anchors were ...
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100# LP problem

Not being an expert on LP gas or LP fireplaces I have worked with gas heaters and tanks that are used on constr. sites during the cold months. My thoughts are from what your saying is that your out...
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Fireplace Efficiency

There is no question that a wood burning unit today would be more efficient than a wood burning fireplace. However, even with an airtight , it still draws house oxygen . Whatever your efficiency...
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Fireplace Air intake

Sorry to say I have not installed one of these in many years so I doubt very much your local stores such as Home Depot, Lowes or any hardware store would carry one . Where you might find one today...
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Poor Circulation

May I make a suggestion here. I have run into problems like this before . Burning the Duraflame logs hasn't solved your problem. They're a manufactured product , using chemicals and will burn almost...
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I am stuck

I am certainly not an expert in concrete however what I've seen on many jobs is expansion joints where ever a possible crack may occur. An example of this would be a sidewalk. Whether you reinforce...
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Woodstove problem

All the posting here are certainly avenues to look into . You mentioned in your initial post that you've never had this problem before, With all this smoke in cold weather . You have 2 traveling...
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hole in chimney

You can buy the mortar @ Lowes or Home Depot , there small bags ,just add water . Don't make it too wet as it'll be harder to work with .Type S or N it doesn't matter here . To cut the brick , if...
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Log cabin chimney

The size of your flue liner is determined by the size of your firebox opening. . Example, you don't want an 8x8 liner for a 48" opening . Your chimney, built with stone, has no liner & is not parged...
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hole in chimney

From looking at the picture & the fact that the house is 75 yrs old and the chimney is in the kitchen tells me this could have been where a cook stove was . They may have had to take it out because...
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Driveway patchup

Not being too much into conc. work I've done patchup work possibly similar to yours . There are products on the market at most home building stores that should help you out with the small patches ....
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Paver Cost

Living in Florida I understand your grass problem . There are many types of material , brick or stone , natural or manufactured that are on the market with different price tags. Most go by the Sq....
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Precast stone

There's a difference between precast,cultured and natural stone . In reading the initial post , precast natural stone was mentioned then dry stacking using wire mesh, that's cultured stone. Precast...
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Laying pavers

OK. I've done this many times before using both pavers and different types of stone. It is a little overkill however in answering your question , What you probably never noticed with your Dad is...
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