This site is for individuals to ask for advice on home improvement projects. Furnace vents remove fumes and combustion air that are generated by gas and oil-fired furnaces. If there are concerns about completing your roof repair safely, contact a professional roofing contractor who can complete the repair for you in a safe and professional manner. Since the fireplaces are not useable, and the chimney has always been a source of moisture problems in the house, and I'm about to install a whole new roof, I was thinking it would be a good idea to knock the chimney down below the roofline, and simply roof over it. Just do it the same as existing until you get the rest of the roof done they are slates and yes ideally a slate ripper you have a broken slate further up that needs replacing so it maybe worth investing. Then again you didn't say this chimney was ever used for a fireplace, a 50s house may not have.
Don M - I thought your roof looked very similiar to ours based on your photo below your posts. Secure this piece to the other piece of wood with screws. She had replaced her old furnace with a more efficient unit, placing it in the corner of the basement because she was opening up the floor plan downstairs. Step 1: Clean Up the Area and Repair the Deck Our first step was to clean up the area and to trim way all the broken splintered pieces of wood from around the hole. Tap the pipe with the hammer, if necessary, to dislodge it and pull it off the flange. I'm very leery because I've been told by the org. The work will also have to comply with building regulations to ensure that structural damage to the property does not result.
Hi Everyone, I have a 1950's bungalow that has a chimney that needs repair first time home buyer last summer. If only part of the chimney breast is to be removed, the remaining. As the furnace is vented through the side wall, we would like to know how to go about removing the chimney on the roof and the flue lining which goes down to the basement. Either way, the cavity occupied by the vent inside the home may yield even more usable space than the basement section after it is vacated. That is basically how a flue on an open fireplace operates. If you could get him, he would do a perfect job for you.
One is supported by a trimmer correct terminology? My 2 are still working wood burners one in living room, one in master bedroom. The chimney needs to come down - we want to take it down to the shoulder, which isnt an issue; the big issue is how to patch the hole it will create in our roof. Then patch up the roof and the floor. After using one of these for roughly a week. This will make a good base for the shingles and create a barrier for moisture and heat loss. The chimney was then not only unnecessary, but it was right in the way. They insist that it be 3 feet from all walls and a foot and a half above the floor.
Odd that no mason's I've talked to have even heard of doing such a thing. The breast in the kitchen was removed before we moved in 13 years ago and as we are now planning on re-doing the bathroom I am hoping to remove the rest of it in there and the capped stack which is crumbling and getting to be a danger!. As far as I could tell, these were actually 4-inch B-vent chimney flue pipes. The next steps will likely require the aid or one or more contractors. Our own Annie actually removed a masonry chimney in her home. The vent can often be partially removed by accessing the roof and attic at the same time.
Removing an old existing chimney part 1 - Duration: 6:22. Whether or not you tackle this yourself depends on your skill level and how dirty you are willing to get. I've attached a picture so you can see what I'm referring to. My problem while installing the new shingles they nailed flashing at the bottom which I thought was wrong? With a little confidence and by doing some extensive research, you will be able to do the job yourself and save money by negating labor costs. It is a good idea to use some roofing tar between the shingles to make sure they adhere to each other.
After cleaning the surface of the metal panel, use a wire brush to scuff the surface where the repair will be made. We want to hear from you! Rudy also rebuilt the box gutters on this project from many years ago. I've spoken to many however most of them are afraid to touch this due to the type of roof it is. With the help of several people we were able to remove the chimney and fireplace and patch the resulting hold in. Watch this video to find out more.
Note: Some older roofs may have multiple layers of shingles. The chimney was last used to vent combustion gases from kerosene heaters, so I imagine it's pretty dirty inside. Once the patch has been pressed in place, attach it to the surface of the panel, using pan-head sheet metal screws. There are some cracks in the outside part thats above the roof as well; we were fortunate that our chimney remains at all given most homes this age have lost theirs completely. Cut the chosen sheet metal to a size that matches the area to be patched. This will act as a base for the filler piece. There will be costs in addition to labor and materials if you contract the job, such as permits.