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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-25-2012, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
Smoke rising in a flue travels in a circular...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-24-2012, 12:38 AM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
It seems a simple mortar with polymer bonding...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-24-2012, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
Most clay liners average maybe 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-22-2012, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
Frankly if someone wanted me to come out to give...

Frankly if someone wanted me to come out to give them free advise so they could shop my ideas to others, I'd tell them to take a hike. Goodd advise is rarely free.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-22-2012, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
A 1" clearance doesn't allow for a stone...

A 1" clearance doesn't allow for a stone application but an overlay stamped and stained to look like stone would do the trick
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-22-2012, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
The purpose of your liner is and a dead ain't...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-22-2012, 05:29 AM
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Posted By Michaelolding1
Your problem could be the result of improper...

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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