Chimney crown installation tipsChimneys
A chimney crown is a very important addition to the house. It protects the chimney and more precisely the chimney mortar from factors like rain. There are many techniques to install a chimney crown, some more recent than other.
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Chimney flue inspection tipsChimneys
There are a few things you need to take into consideration when inspecting a chimney flue. A damaged flue can lead to carbon monoxide infiltrating in the house and poisoning the inhabitants. Paying a professional to inspect the flue for you is re ...
About copper chimney cap Chimneys
A chimney cap is a great addition to the home. It is not only pleasant for esthetic reasons, but it is also functional and will protect you chimney. The copper cap is the most durable of all types, lasting a lifetime. Other types of caps like ste ...
How to install a chimney flashingChimneys
The chimney flashing is installed to prevent leaks from entering the gap between the chimney and roof. You can avoid any costly repairs of the roof and ceiling by simply installing a flashing.
Protective gear is very important when working on ...
Wood stove chimney flashing installationChimneys
To protect your chimney from moisture, a chimney flashing must be installed. The chimney flashing is located between the shingles and the chimney and prevents water from leaking inside and damaging the chimney. The flashing must be installed alon ...
About chimney cowlsChimneys
Chimney cowls are used to prevent smoke from coming back down the chimney. There are many different sizes and varieties of chimney cowls to choose from. Purchase the one suitable for you.
Chimney cowls can be made of many materials ...
Chimney cap fan installationChimneys
The chimney cap prevents rainwater and moisture from infiltrating into the chimney and entering the house. It also keeps small animals and birds out. Hiring a professional to do the job can cost you around a few hundred dollars, but attempting to ...
Chimney flue installation tipsChimneys
If you want to use an old chimney that hasn't been used in a long time, do not do so without inspecting it. Installing a chimney flue can save your life, protecting you from the toxic gases that result when burning fuel. The task of installing a ...
Chimney flue liner - installation tipsChimneys
The task of installing a chimney flue liner is a relatively easy one. All you need to do is follow the instructions that come with the liner kit.
Tools and materials needed
Tin snips or ...
Repairing a masonry chimneyChimneys
To repair a masonry chimney, you will only need the right tools and knowledge about the task.
Use a grout rake to remove the masonry. Use a hammer and chisel for harder areas.
Use the rake to enlarge the joints. Clean the du ...