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Chimney Repair Fort Wayne IN

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David
Modern Style Painting
(260)760-0940
1501 Sinclair Street
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling
(260) 436-7510
3010 Butler Ridge Pkwy
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Just In Tyme Home Improvement
(260) 420-3845
1719 N Harrison St
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Cj'S Home Improvements
(260) 482-3626
1018 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Handyman Remodeling Services
(260) 444-9953
6223 South Bend Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Chad Hankee
Modine Drafting LLC
260-750-2993
11624 Gladesford Road
Roanoke, IN
 
Lothamer Home Improvement
(260) 482-7997
2821 Lincolndale Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Community Home Repair
(260) 426-5069
801 E Wayne St
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Hoosier Remodeling
(260) 436-8463
6317 Constitution Dr
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Garage Outfitters & More
260-449-9310
9926 Inninois Road
Fort Wayne, IN
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Chimney Questions and Answers

Building a cricket (or saddle) on a chimney

When building a cricket on a chimney, do the edges of the cricket go all the way to the edge of the chimney or are they set back from the edge to allow for flashing? If set back, how far?

The cricket may be built either way I run mine out to the edge of the chimney to ensure that when the flashing is added the water is run well away. You should remember to maintain your 1" clearance from combustible material for fire protection. The flashing will serve as the fire stop. Masonry Chimney repairs

The chimney on my 30 year old house has crumbling mortar on the top 6 rows.  It appears to be stable from this point down.  What type of mortar can I use to repair this?  Are there any hints I can get? Can I just run up with a trowel, straight edge and some mortar?  Are the liner bricks likely to need remortaring?

What usually happens is the mortar will breakdown from where the chimney leaves the attic. This is caused by the temperature difference creating moisture and chemical breakdown from the burned fuel. I recommend taking the chimney down to the flashing and replacing it inside and out. You can use either a type S mortar (1 part portland 1/2 part lime 4 1/2 sand)or a type N ( 1 part portland 1 part lime 6 parts sand). You can buy this in bags by type and just add sand. Check the rest of the chimney for cracks inside and out but it will most likely be just the top and should be simple to replace.

 

Chimney chipping

My Chimney is being chipped away little by little in various spots, it seems as if the outside face of the red brick is just being shaved off by the elements of weather. How can I re-patch the faces of these bricks around the chimney, and with what? it almost looks as if birds are pecking at different bricks along the top and base of chimney.

Your right the brick are ...

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