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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-10-2013, 09:32 PM
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Posted By peter101
the mortar below the concrete sill is damaged and...

the mortar below the concrete sill is damaged and loose. But, we have seal all the window frame and no water will go in between the sill and fram. You mean the sill has to change.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-10-2013, 09:22 PM
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Posted By peter101
Yes. It is old wood fram cover with thin metal...

Yes. It is old wood fram cover with thin metal sheet. When last year doing window caulking, some of the bottum fram were found rotten, but window now is sealed well.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-30-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By peter101
Stain under windows.

Stain under windows.

After winter, the bricks under windows have white powder (efflorescence) as shown on the photo.


When I bought the house last year and some contracts told me it was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-30-2011, 07:57 AM
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Posted By peter101
Thanks for suggestion.

Thanks for suggestion. What is the reason to slide out a peice of plywood and what should I look for?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-27-2011, 04:11 AM
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Posted By peter101
The insulation on attic is dry.

Thank you for your explaination. I have checked the thermal insulation in attic are dry and has no water mark. The roof boards are dry. But, because the slope of the roof, the bottom of the roof is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-26-2011, 06:04 AM
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Posted By peter101
Do you mean a water insulation and twenty feet...

Do you mean a water insulation and twenty feet horizontally?

What is the water insulation over the wall? If the wall is under my roof, does it have water insulation?

My house layers are as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-20-2011, 07:16 AM
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Posted By peter101
Thank for your discussion.

I did not find any water spot on ceillings inside the house and not under roof sheathing insdie the attic during rain (mild rain).

The roof only has plain roofing paper under the single and no ice...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-20-2011, 07:04 AM
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Posted By peter101
Could please tell me what is wet insulation around the chimney and how to verify it.

Now, I realize that I don't know what is wet insulation around the chimney because I thought the wet insulation was ice memberance stick around the chimney base and roof sheathing and now I think...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-19-2011, 05:53 AM
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Posted By peter101
Re:about the cricket.

Yes, I have cricket (or: chimney saddle) behind the chimney and I found two 1" gaps between it and the chimney wall after winter and sealed it. Now, I have covered the whole chimney and the seals of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-11-2011, 10:08 PM
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Posted By peter101
Thank for suggestion.

I will try to cover the chimney again before a rain to make sure it is not chimney.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-11-2011, 05:40 AM
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Posted By peter101
Is it good ideal to install a roof befor I found the reason?

I have asked 5 contractors to check my problem. No body point out where is the problem. But, every one gives the same suggestion: cut the chimney under the roof and redo the roof. The chimney is for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-11-2011, 05:18 AM
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Posted By peter101
Thank you for suggestion and wet insulation of my chimney.

After winter, I found some small gaps between the saddle and chimney wall. I patched the gaps with roof cement and seal all chimney flashs and the roof singles around the chimney. I still get the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-11-2011, 04:39 AM
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Posted By peter101
Thank for opinions.

The outmost wall of my chimney is next the gutter. This part of wall will suck water if the gutter is full during the rain.

Before a rain, I have coverd the chimney from top to buttom with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-08-2011, 07:43 PM
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Posted By peter101
More founds.

Thank you for reply. Recently, I found one of my two downspouts was blocked at the bottom. I don't know if this is the reason to make water enter my brickwork around my chimney. The chimney is in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-01-2011, 09:31 PM
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Posted By peter101
why there are white lime trangle lines on walls aroud my chimney?

After winter I found there are white triangle lines on both side walls around my brick chimney. After raining for 1-2 hours, the brick wall on both side of the chimney will have a deep color triangle...
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