Year: 2016

Yesterday was Christmas Day and it was unseasonable warm. As evening approached, an extremely strong line of storms came through our area with very high southerly winds… Several strips of shingles were ripped off of our roof on the southern side… And, the western side. Two of the windows in the Tower were also blown […]
As predicted, the nice days are getting more rare. We had a fairly good snow last week. This is the first I’ve been able to get back up here and see how my masonry work is holding up and get some actual measurements for the next part… The base part of the chimney goes from […]
Continuing to install the inside layers of brick… Completed installing the inside layers of brick… The next course of brick is where the shaft of the chimney gets reduced in width a bit. So, I need to get all of the holes filled in so it’s a nice flat surface. Also, I’ve been lucky to […]
Now that the last layer of step flashing has been added, and before the chimney gets too tall, I need to get the second layer of bricks installed. The original chimney had two layers of brick walls. Since the bricks inside aren’t visible, I can just use the full sized bricks I have on hand. […]
I forgot to do a view from the ground of yesterday’s work, so here it is… Detailed view from the ground… That should now be a total of seven courses of bricks that have been added. Getting this course ready to add the last layer of step flashing… The next course of bricks added, with […]
Ready to figure out the next layer of step flashing. Quick sketch of the next level of step flashing I need to make… Creating the small lip for the top of each piece… Making the main bend… The four pieces of step flashing, ready for instalaltion… Here’s how that will work… One more course of […]
The first pieces of flashing will sit on top of this course of bricks… I will be keeping the old galvanized flashing that currently goes under the shingles. Because mixing copper and galvanized metal will cause corrosion, I will be using strips of rubber that I cut from the old rubber roof material, to insulate […]
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