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Inspecting a Chimney
Video: Inspecting a Chimney

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

Rebuilding a Brick Chimney
Rebuilding a Brick ChimneyOnline Membership Required

Temporary repairs are the common solution to a failing chimney, but often, a better choice is tearing down and rebuilding

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: Finding and using star plates

Q & A: Repairing a firebox

Q & A: Mortar for repointing bricks

Site-made grout saw
Tip: Site-made grout saw

Q & A: Severe downdraft in chimneys

Q & A: Removing hardened mortar from brick

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

Q & A: Fixing deteriorated mortar

Q & A: Patching a concrete pool

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