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Inspecting a Chimney Video: Inspecting a Chimney

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

Smaller, better mortar hoe
Smaller, better mortar hoeOnline Membership Required

Short handle mortar hoe

Masonry fireplace, without the mason
Masonry fireplace, without the mason

The Mosaic Masonry System is designed for any builder or do-it-yourselfer installation

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: Tying a chimney to a house

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: Smoke shelves and chimney draft

A Rumford Fireplace, Southwestern StyleOnline Membership Required

A California mason combines the adobe look of a kiva with the heating efficiency of a Rumford

Building an Efficient FireplaceOnline Membership Required

A variation of the Rumford design reflects heat into the room rather than letting it disappear up the chimney

Q & A: A brick chimney in place of metal

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