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    Re: Stone Foundation Repair

    That depends on the stone. Basically the rule is your mortar needs to be softer than what ever building material the wall is made of in most cases you can use a type o or type n mortar on stone with...
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    Re: old chimney remnant??

    I can tell you that if there is no brick under it in the basement there is not a 2+ story chimney in there. You cant just take out the bottom of a chimney
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    Re: Fireplace Pipe Dripping

    As long as it is non combustible insulation it should be ok. But read the installation manual it will tell you what you can and cannot do it it does not call the manufacturer. And while you are at...
  4. Re: Does double brick chimney need liner for vented gas logs?

    yes our fireplace needs to be a functioning fireplace that can burn wood in order to use gas logs. That means your chimney also needs to be fully functioning and by what you describe it is not.
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    Re: Fireplace Hearth - Need Mortar?

    A hearth extension cannot just sit on the sub floor it needs to conform to code

    Here are the requirements And no a piece of cement board and a slap of stone is absolutely no where near adequate...
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    Re: stacked 2x4s for walls?

    We have a fair number of stacked houses in our area. And for the most part here they are not really fastened together at all just stacked. I was told by an old contractor that they where built by...
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    Re: Experience With Energy Kinetics System 2000

    And I am curious if it has eaten up your old clay liner yet. We typically put lines on system 2ks 2 to 3 years after their install because the extra condensation from them has at that point...
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    Re: 18 volt rechargable batteries

    I have a Milwaukee 12 volt charger that plugs into the van but they stopped making it. I assume because to many people ran their batteries down. We run a second battery for the charger and inverter...
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    Re: Chimney Access Door Question

    yes you should and as a pro in this area i can tell you what they will say. Or at least what they should say if they are at all responsible. You need an insulated liner from the stove out the top...
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    Re: Fireplace Pipe Dripping

    Ahhhh ok that is totally different. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I do have one concern you say they used flexible pipe. is that flexible pipe in the old chimney the entire way or is any of it...
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    Re: Chimney Access Door Question

    I doubt it was built in can you post some pics? Those stoves weigh about 500 lbs they are not easy to pull out. I have a question though how is the stove hooked to the chimney? if it is just slid...
  12. Re: Installing Fireplace Insert With Outside Air For Combustion

    Is it a wood burning insert? If it is then no you cant. Gas or pellet you can but not wood for wood you will have to either go down through the ash dump and out in the basement or out through the...
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    Re: Cost of solid wood door installation

    I agree when i was a finish carpenter even with the cost of the door a normal install would not be $5000. $500 for the install sounds about right. If it is a simple one just pull the door and slide...
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    Re: Fireplace Pipe Dripping

    what you have is called a zeroclearance fireplace it is a metal box with cooling air channels and a metal chimney attached to the top. Most of them do not allow an insert to be installed in them. ...
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    Re: Fireplace Pipe Dripping

    Yes i did see them and yes that insulation that is combustible is touching the fireplace chimney. no matter what you have in that zero clearance box you need to maintain proper clearances to...
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    Re: Carbon monoxide from oven - what to do?

    I am sorry but you are wrong. Burning natural gas or propane creates co and co2. Yes it will make more if it is not burning corectly but it still makes both when it is burning right.

    Also co...
  17. Re: Cleaances for old Preway 2608A Zero Clearance Fireplace

    It is not an insert it is a zero clearance fireplace they are totally different.


    Most zc fireplaces need 1/2" of clearance to combustibles. But tile is not combustible so you can tile right up...
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    Re: Fireplace Pipe Dripping

    It is not allowed that pipe has a clearance to combustibles requirement that needs to be met. No exceptions at all.
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    Re: Fireplace Pipe Dripping

    You cannot wrap insulation around a chimney pipe is is a fire hazard
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    Re: Ceiling Damage Around Chimney

    Yes i agree with dj1 a pic of the chimney and flashing would help allot. Just because you had the flashing fixed does not mean that they did it right. Many guys just slap tar on it and cal it...
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    Re: Water leaking from inside gas vent stacks

    dont tar it that is just a bandaid that makes it harder to fix the real problem when it comes back. Fix it for real
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    Re: Ceiling Damage Around Chimney

    If it is infact not the flashing it is either moisture getting into the structure from above the roof and working down. Or you need a liner and there is water coming out from inside the chimney that...
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    Re: Water leaking from inside gas vent stacks

    It is also very possible that the water is condensation coming from the appliance
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    Re: Is there any kind of fix for stupidity?

    I agree with condoman. I don't have one and don't want one. I compost all food scraps and have never had any issues.
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    Re: fumes from the new boiler

    did the furnace company check the chimney before installing the new furnace? It is most likely an issue with the chimney could be over sized could be blocked or some other issue
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