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Correcting Common Construction Defects- Water Penetration

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=13] Believe it or not, most chimneys are not built properly. Some may say that that’s just my opinion, but my opinions are based on published standards from the National Fire Protection Association, the International Code Council, and the Brick Industry Association. Of all the common defects we see in chimneys, improper Read More »

Inside of chimney

Supaflu Day 4

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=14] The final day was not really a whole day’s worth of work. We removed the crown forms and finished the crown. This involved smoothing the edges of the concrete and cutting down the foam that’s wrapped around the flue tiles. The concrete was coated with an acrylic sealant Read More »

inside of chimney

Supaflu Relining Day 3

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="15"] The Supaflu had hardened overnight, so it was time for the finishing touches. The tube was deflated and removed from the flue, revealing the new Supaflu liner. The smoke chamber needed some smoothing, and after some quality time with wood chisels and rasps, it looks pretty good. After the smoke Read More »

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Chimney in middle of restoration process

Supaflu Relining Day 2

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=16] Supaflu is a lightweight, insulating concrete material that is designed for relining chimneys. It is listed to UL 1777, the standard for chimney lining systems. Today, we filled the chimney with this lining material. To prepare the chimney for the pour, a plywood form was placed at the Read More »

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Supaflu Relining Day 1

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="17"] We began renovating a fireplace chimney. This will be a fairly complete chimney renovation including waterproofing and a cast in place Supaflu chimney liner. The purpose of the renovation is to prevent further water damage and improve the functioning of the fireplace chimney. The smoke chamber of the fireplace is Read More »

From the inside of the stove we see the liner fits well and is ready to vent all the products of combustion.

Renovating A Fireplace By Installing A Wood Stove Insert

[tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=18] If you want to reduce your heating bills and improve the look of your old fireplace, installing a modern wood burning appliance is the way to go. Last week we had the opportunity to update a small fireplace by installing a Regency 2400 wood burning insert. Regency makes some of Read More »

New technology for chimney repair!

We have just completed factory training to be HeatShield installers. HeatShield is the only product available to be listed for flue repair. This gives us several options to repair flue and smoke chamber defects in a more cost-effective manner. HeatShield is a ceramic refractory material that fills gaps between flue tiles or Read More »

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