Chimney

RELINE A MASONRY CHIMNEY

Relining a Masonry Chimney Introduction to the Basics Chimney relining is often the best way to assure safety and proper performance with solid fuel (wood, coal, pellet) appliances. In fact, chimney lining has become almost mandatory in order to bring existing chimneys up to present codes. Reasons for lining or relining your chimney include: 1. Properly sizing (by reducing) the …
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MAKING A SHEET METAL BLOCK-OFF PLATE FOR A MASONRY FIREPLACE

Hint #1 The plate does not fit it up at the damper area, but lower than that – about 2” above the fireplace opening…this has many advantages…. Materials needed Sheet metal – 24 or 26 gauge galvanized metal is ideal for this application – available at many plumbing and heating supply housesMasonry or cut nails – approx 1.5”Silicone sealantFurnace Cement …
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ALL ABOUT CHIMNEY CAPS

The various claims made by chimney sweeps, cap manufacturers and fireplace retailers can often confuse the issue. In this article we’ll take an in-depth look at the different types of chimney caps and answer this burning question once and for all. Metal ChimneysVacu-Stak: http://www.chimneycaps.com/ Please check with the manufacturers and your chimney professional to determine if these devices will work …
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CHIMNEYS – AN UNEXACT SCIENCE

Chimneys—An unexact science ! Did You Know that a adequate chimney is actually more important for successful wood burning than a good stove or fireplace? In other words it would be better to have a good chimney and a poor stove than the opposite. As the title implies, chimneys are an unexact science. The intent of this paper is to …