Chimney installation

A chimney provides an escape route for smoke coming from a fireplace or a wood stove. This is a relatively hard task. Hiring a professional for the job is the best decision, especially if you are not confident in your own skills.rclma

Instructions

  1. Create the base of the chimney on a leveled surface. Install an anchor plate in that spot, aligning it with the flue opening of the house. Seal the plate with heat-resistant sealant and anchor it with masonry anchors.
  2. Measure the dimensions of the chimney. Cut a hole in the roof, above the anchor plate. The hole must be at least 4 inches bigger than the chimney so that you don’t damage the house through heat and other factors.
  3. Build the chimney clockwise. Attaching each section after the other with the same twist lock method. The chimney must be at least 2 feet higher than the highest object on your roof and 3 feet higher than the roof itself.
  4. The chimney sections must be aligned with the roof hole. Install a chimney flashing. The upper part of the flashing is installed beneath the roofing. Nail it in place both from above and from beneath.
  5. Install the chimney storm collar around the chimney flashing and seal it using waterproof and heat-resistant sealant.
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