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sikkensuser 04-17-2010 05:37 PM

How to install counter flashing on field stone chimney?
 
How would one go about installing counter flashing on a field stone chimney?. The mortar lines are irregularly staggered owing to the differently shaped and sided stones, making it difficult (maybe impossible?) to cut a groove in the mortar allowing the flashing to be tucked in.

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CraigFL 04-18-2010 07:55 AM

This is difficult but if you want it to look professional you could use lead or copper flashings, malleable enough to conform to irregular mortar lines. You could also cut a straight line through mortar and stone too.

dmc@RCR 04-18-2010 08:05 AM

Lead is the way to go for flashing a fieldstone chimney. Malleable so you can follow the stone morter lines.
This webpage has a good example; Stone Chimney Flashing

itsreallyconc 04-19-2010 05:40 AM

we're professional & use hand grinders, diamond blades, levels, chalklines, & soapstone,,, usually lead or copper 'cause our work's not cheap,,, not much is impossible altho you may have to adapt :beer:


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