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Chimney Repair Georgetown KY

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Chip Warren
Warren Custom Built Decks & Fences
859-224-9456
3317 Drayton Place
Lexington, KY
 
Big Finish Interiors
859-333-8185
3361 Frankfort Rd.
Georgetown, KY
 
Gulley Remodeling & Maintenance
859-225-5834
1170 Industry Road
Lexington, KY
 
Honeydohandiman.com
859-492-6011
630 Portland Dr.
Lexington, KY
 
Lighting Lamp Store
5024248296
3928 Stonyrun Drive
Louisville, KY

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HANDY'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS
859-707-6399
200 WINDHAM HILL CT.
Paris, KY
 
Reliable Residential Roofing & Guttering
(859) 255-1904
1661 Jaggie Fox Way
Lexington, KY
 
L K Remodeling
(859) 576-9608
1833 Williamsburg Road
Lexington, KY
Services
Kitchen and bath design/build, additions
Licenses / Certifications
LFUCG Registered and Insured
Years in Business
10

All Repair Home
(859) 948-4962
PO Box 23686
Lexington, KY
Services
Residential remodeling , repairs
Licenses / Certifications
City licensed and insured
Years in Business
25 years

FischerSIPS
8007927477
1800 Northwestern Pkwy
Louisville, KY

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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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