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Chimney Repair Hobart IN

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Precision Garage Door Chicago
7086757183
2800 Bernice Road
Lansing, IL

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Jontee Ruffin
J & A Cleaning Services
937-838-7933
351 Buchanan Street
Gary, IN
 
jose ortega
AAA Carpet Cleaning Service
708-878-0084
1217 memorial dr
Calumet City, IL
 
D T M Construction
(219) 738-2200
1575 E 89th Ave
Gary, IN
 
Sears Parts & Repair Center
8888675309
101 W LINCOLN HWY
MERRILLVILLE, IN

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Bob Loudermilk
Lakeside Home Improvements
219-942-8181
5194 E. 81st Ave.
Merrillville, IN
 
James Shepherd
Christmas Creations, Inc.
866-420-4047
753 W. Elizabeth Dr.
Crown Point, IN
 
Lowe'S Home Improvement Warehouse Of Merrillville
(219) 756-8316
1520 E 79th Ave
Gary, IN
 
Rossi Construction
(219) 887-0070
2008 W Lincoln Hwy
Gary, IN
 
Steel City Home Improvement Co Inc
(219) 769-3002
6930 Broadway
Gary, 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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