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Chimney Repair Fountain CO

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Holladay Brothers Construction
719-596-7161
216 Auburn Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
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Home Remodeling

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Karl Martin
Karl Martin Sandblasting / Pressurewashing
719-351-3898
318 W. Cheyenne Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO
 
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The WireNut
719-550-3737
6395 E Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Mike Boire
Colorado Carpet & Flooring, Inc.
719-302-3466
4180 Tulip Way
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bruce Fanning
Hands On Home Inspections Of Colorado Springs & Pueblo Colorado
719-685-5018
PO Box 363
Manitou Springs, CO
 
Mike DePace
Mike DePace Siding and Trim
719-491-7921
1718 Rustique Drive
Fountain, CO
 
Eric Day
Day Electric
719-201-8736
3575 Cricklewood Lane
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Gerhard Mounet Lipp
ML Mural Art
719-266 1494
P.O. Box 5432
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Gerhard Mounet Lipp
ML Mural Art
719-2661494
P.O. Box 25432
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Scott Patton
Handyman Express Inc.
719-201-2287
2655 Vidalia Terr
Colorado Springs, CO
 
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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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