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  • Posted in thread: Cracked Fireplace Flue Lining on 03-25-2012 at 06:00 AM
    Smoke rising in a flue travels in a circular pattern so the corners of your clay tile are
    effectively useless which must be deducted from the over all total. Really it isn't so much the
    area as it is ...

  • Posted in thread: Foundation cracks on 03-24-2012 at 12:38 AM
    It seems a simple mortar with polymer bonding adaptive would be sufficient to close off joints.
    The freshly TP joints then become your monitor for any future movement as these are the stress
    release a...

  • Posted in thread: Cracked Fireplace Flue Lining on 03-24-2012 at 12:12 AM
    Most clay liners average maybe 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" effective inside area for a nominal 12 x 12
    flue.A round flue is more efficient due to the nature of fluid dynamics and most drop in flue
    systems measu...

  • Posted in thread: Should I Run? on 03-22-2012 at 01:35 PM
    While it may be too late to request this, but if there were some way that you could post a few
    pix of the specific problem areas you listed, they could go a long way towards knowledgeable
    people here ...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete patio Options and Help... on 03-22-2012 at 01:29 PM
    A 1" clearance doesn't allow for a stone application but an overlay stamped and stained to look
    like stone would do the trick

  • Posted in thread: Cracked Fireplace Flue Lining on 03-22-2012 at 01:18 PM
    The purpose of your liner is and a dead ain't space around it is to provide an impervious
    surface for flue gases to escape along and to prevent heat sink into the surrounding masonry.
    More importantly...

  • Posted in thread: Slightly Leaky Basement Questions on 03-22-2012 at 05:29 AM
    Your problem could be the result of improper foundation flashing especially if the water comes
    over the top of the foundation. This is a sure sign of problematic flashing


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