DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Decorating and Design > Chimney Thimble protruding from wall




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 02:08 PM  
JeffInNB
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
Posts: 2
Default Chimney Thimble protruding from wall

Hi All,

Just about a year into my home and have decided to start doing some repairs/decorating/renos etc. and moved the piano that came with the house to find an old stove pipe covered by a doilie by the former owner. The pipe has been filled with plaster and it sticks about 1/4" out from the wall and is very unsightly. My wife and I are planning to either paint or wallpaper the room and this needs to go.

It looks to be a galvanized pipe and has a cracked plug of plaster that is sort of concave inside of it. The chimney is only used for venting the oil furnace.

First, is this safe?
Secondly, what is the best course of action to level it with the wall and cover it over?

I was planning on knocking a bit of the plaster out with a chisel until it is behind the line of the wall and either folding in or cutting the protruding pipe inside and then patching the wall.

Any thoughts?



__________________

Last edited by JeffInNB; 03-26-2013 at 02:16 PM.
JeffInNB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 02:22 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 10,742
Liked 925 Times on 826 Posts
Likes Given: 1595

Default

This would be dangerous if the chimney is being used, I think you should remove some wall around this and have the hole bricked up by someone that understands the working of the chimney. Years ago gas or oil furnaces were run into chimnys and now a liner would be required because of posible leaks like this or the patch it needs may allow.



__________________
nealtw is offline  
Fireguy5674 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 08:07 AM  
JeffInNB
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick
Posts: 2
Default

Thank you for your reply, I was hoping there would have been a much less expensive answer. Ah the joys of owning an older home....

__________________
JeffInNB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 08:23 AM  
Fireguy5674
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Jacksonville, Illinois
Posts: 182
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

I have seen to many people suffering from CO poisoning from things like this. Neal is absolutely correct. Tear it out and have it fixed right!

__________________
Fireguy5674 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 12:10 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 10,742
Liked 925 Times on 826 Posts
Likes Given: 1595

Default

I hate telling people, they need a pro but this could be deadly, maybe not now but sometime in the future. I would have this chimney cleaned and inspected, there may be more of these hidden in walls. If there is a stainless liner the repair could be done by the homeowner.



__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Damp Wall around Chimney corrected! RAF General Home Improvement Discussion 2 09-23-2011 06:36 AM
Moist wall around interior stone chimney RAF Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 2 04-17-2011 01:22 PM
building around protruding sonotube brendarae Framing and Foundation 2 03-28-2011 05:37 PM
Basement Chimney Wall Opening tk3000 General Home Improvement Discussion 1 12-18-2010 06:47 AM
Damp wall and ceiling near chimney kat33 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 9 05-06-2010 04:14 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS