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So how much does a masonry chimney cost?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by elkimmeg, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    In the North East, the average fireplace and 8/8 burner flue, 5' base tapered to 32" brick chimney 24" high cost about $7200
    Material cost the past 18 months has doubled from around $1100 to 2300 with a notice that 15% increases to be expected April 1

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  2. babalu87

    babalu87 New Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    middleborough, ma.
    What is the root of the increase in materials cost?
    Thats a HUGE jump in an 18 month period
    I guess as long as the price of wood/plywood etc is going up the concrete/brick makers feel like they need to keep up
  3. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    I do not know the answer for the increases but suspect like the oil companies they increase because they can get away with it
    Shipping Cost fuel charges have to be factored in somewhere. Just guessing I do not know for sure
  4. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

    Dec 19, 2005
    Elk, is that for cinderblock or brick?

    Or is it usually cinderblock with brick facade?
  5. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Blocks in basement to all bricks their up with 4" solid block between the flues
    Man the Prices of building material is scary. Every trip to the lumber yard cost $250. I look in the bed of the truck in amazement
  6. Ashhole

    Ashhole Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    It is ridcules. We were planning on doing a 1000ft addition but it is coming in at 150k. We purchased the 2200 square foot colonial brand new in 1996 for 185k. With interest rates going up the market will cool and contractors will be fighting for work. I fight the oil companies burning wood and I will fight the price gouging in the home improvement arena by living with what I have.
  7. bruce

    bruce Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    long pond pa
    thats a bargin price for a chimney here in the poconos
    a set up like that could be 10,000 now a days
    i will not give estimets for more than 60 days,, the market is crazy, concrete alone went up 10 $ per yard in january
  8. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Bruce I agree bargin Concrete companies already sent out increase notices again.
    This is your basic chimney nothing fancy the cheapest new look used bricks or called capes
    no expensive tarestry or water struck bricks the basic
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