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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by sasha, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. sasha

    sasha New Member

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    I have a condemned fireplace after our last inspection, there is no mortar after a chimney fire or lightning strike according to the guy who came out. I am putting my house on the market, and I don't have a lot of money to fix it. I also don't know much about fireplaces. Do I have any options besides the $5000 repair quoted by the chimney service? I'm sure more details are needed but I am that clueless. Help! And thank you!

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  2. delp

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    what do you want to accomplish?
  3. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Hi Sasha, welcome to the forums :)

    Delp brings up a good point, what are your goals here?
  4. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Was this a certified chimney sweep? What are his credientials? Many,Many sweeps seem to have a speech already prepared, before they even look at the flue. They sell liners, that how they make there money. It very well could be true, but I would make sure he is qualified, not just a maintenance man, or a sweep looking to make sale.

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