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how to repair brick chimney top

I need to repair my chimney top. The brick is still intact but the,clay type, chimney liner top has broken down and I have no room to install a chimney top.. Any ideas??? Thanks

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Posted 2013-05-06T16:21:13+0000  by Basilioramos Basilioramos
 

Hello Basilioramos  and welcome to the community!

 

It sounds like you need a Chimney specialist to come out and give you an assessment & estimate of what needs to be done.

 

In the past, some masonry chimneys were built without any liner at all. Without a liner, wood exhaust can leak through the mortar joints into the house. Further, liquid creosote will eventually dissolve the binder in the mortar and soak into the joints, until the chimney itself could catch fire!

 

If you have your furnace or water heater venting out through the chimney and you need to have either of these replaced, you will need to have a stainless steel liner added. 

 

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Posted 2013-05-30T15:16:07+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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