Category: Main Chimney

Prepping the next course… Next course, completed… Prepping the next course… Next course, completed… Filling in the interior layer… One more course, completed… Filling in the interior layer… View from the ground… Detail view from the ground…
Near the top of the chimney, the shaft sizing changes, just a bit, to add a visual detail… So, I need to cut some more bricks… Stack of cut bricks… My notes from back when I dismantled the old chimney… Figuring out how this variant course needs to be laid out… And, here it is, […]
I had debated about adding a transitional flashing between the smaller part and base (it would have gone in between the second and third courses), but decided against it because I thought it would just be too distracting and may ruin the look the chimney style. I hope I don’t live to regret it… Third […]
I began working on figuring out the layout for the next course of bricks. The shaft size gets reduced, but there appears to be a bit of a problem. The gap isn’t coming out correctly when two bricks are end to end on a short side… This is what the gap should be… But it […]
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. […]
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