Case Study: Chimney Flue Replacement
Before and After
Remove a broken flue, the bottom one, 17 feet down the chimney.
The flue is at the junction of the stack and fireplace, a stress point.
Water evidentally leaked in, did it freeze at the junction?
Were the concrete blocks put too tightly for thermal expansion?
A chisel specialised for removing joints is used.
Clean and Organised
Cones are used to mark the workspace.
Clean canvas dropsheets cover the car.
Tarp and dropsheet protect the driveway.
Tools and materials are positioned for easy use.
Debris from the chimney is bagged.
A wet/dry-vac/blower stands by for clean-up.
The brick faces have been cleaned of old cement.
Now ready for a new flue and rebricking.