Fireplace Repairs

Old 11-12-16, 09:41 AM
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Fireplace Repairs

I have a fireplace that opens on both sides, one faces my living room and the other the bedroom. This is a picture taken from the living room:

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If you look at the edge of the flue, the concrete section behind it has collapsed. Here is a picture from the other side:

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And this is a detailed image of the damage:

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I have the following two questions:

1. What materials do I use to fix it?
2. What are the exact steps towards fixing it

Thanks in advance.

Old 11-12-16, 12:56 PM
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Hi Beasley,
I can't answer your question, but personally I would start by getting a couple of estimates and listen carefully to what they say. As for doing the work yourself be sure you can meet all of the inspection requirements from your local code authority and your insurance company. Wood burning stoves or a fireplace are not popular items with insurance companies and you want to be sure they are happy.

Old 11-12-16, 06:04 PM
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Just not a DIY job, time to call in a real mason, and or a chimney sweep.
Sure looks may be looking at some issues from the top of the chimney leaking causing the real issue.

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