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Inspecting a Chimney Video: Inspecting a Chimney

An expert mason walks you through his diagnosis of a failing chimney 

Low-Risk ReroofOnline Membership Required

Protect the outside and the inside of the house, and tear off only what you can reroof in a day

Installing a Flue-Top Damper
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Installing a Flue-Top DamperOnline Membership Required

A rooftop model keeps rain outside and conditioned air inside

Q & A: Repairing a firebox

Q & A: Mortar for repointing bricks

Q & A: Severe downdraft in chimneys

Replacing a Chimney CapOnline Membership Required

Homeowners rarely see their chimney caps, and few people have ever called me to repair them. But when I'm asked to inspect a roof or an attic, I generally find myself looking down at the top of the chimney.

Q & A: Repairing a chimney cap

Basement chimney sweeping
Tip: Basement chimney sweeping

Q & A: How to Stop a Fireplace Draft

Q & A: Flashing a fieldstone chimney

Tip: Silicone applicator

Renovating a ChimneyOnline Membership Required

New flue liners convert fireplaces for woodstove use

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