Jump to content

Recommended Posts

This 40 yr old chimney has leaked from time to time lately into the fireplace.

A roofer pointed out to owner that he had brick problems there, and recommended a mason.

Mason looked, called for two men, two weeks, estimated cost to cut out and replace 60 bad brick, $16,500.

Looks like original mason used a mixed bag of reclaimed brick, and the softies are disintegrating.

Could this column be lathed and stuccoed over with a new cap?

Click to Enlarge
tn_2015922141859_20150920_155643_resized_resize.jpg

111.35 KB

Click to Enlarge
tn_2015922141926_20150920_155709_resized_1_resize.jpg

116.37 KB

Click to Enlarge
tn_2015922141958_20150920_155613_resized_resize.jpg

128.67 KB

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, it's a pile of mush in there, but $16K for chopping out 60 bricks and replacing them?!? Is there some compelling reason why so much?

I'd fabricate a nice sheet metal cap that drains, hemmed edges, and a drip profile with a kick at the bottom. It'll hold together for a long time if you can just get the water off.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...