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    Forced air oil furnace venting question:

    Thanks. Are Low efficiency furnaces able to vented out a wall also? No fan needed?
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    Forced air oil furnace venting question:

    My house was built in '72. I bought it in 97. I believe the furnace is the same as was installed at the time of construction. I assume it is a very low efficiency unit. Here is my situation. My roof needs to be replaced. I've discovered that my chimney is no longer sound. There is a very...
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    Which mortar to repair chimney?

    That was just a picture of it after I rebuilt it. I added a cap. Stupid me ordered the wrong size(too small) though. I had to get a piece of sheet metal from lowes, cut it to size, cut a hole in the middle, then secure it to the brick. Then I had to secure the cap to it...not too pretty, but...
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    Which mortar to repair chimney?

    I decided to not use cement for a quick fix. As I was moving the stovepipe to look around, one of the sections just separated. That, with the earlier suggestion of a liner got me looking around. I ended up getting a liner kit, thinking I'd make it safer, and more efficient. What a PITA!! I...
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    Do I need a chimney liner?

    Thanks. I'll probably be looking at a rigid liner though. Only needing 6', I'd hate to have almost 20' left after the install. Might give those guys a call. And yeah, I'll skip the inspection. If I just do the liner, hopefully I can forget about it for quite a while. Also, I don't know...
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    Do I need a chimney liner?

    Suggestions on type of liner to get for a <6' run? Guess I'll need a chimney cap as well. That's ok. Interested in trying my hand at some masonry.
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    Do I need a chimney liner?

    House built in 72. Probably the original oil furnace. I've owned since 97. Where the flue enters the chimney to the top measures 5.5 feet. It is located in the utility room(unheated) but not on the outside wall. I posted a question in another subforum regarding the chimney. Someone...
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    Can I roof it myself??

    I've decided to wait til spring for this job. With the holidays coming up, and winter fast approaching, I don't want to rush. I talked to my neighbor's son who I found out used to be a roofer. He gave me some advice and he knows someone he used to work with who could come over and help...
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    Which mortar to repair chimney?

    Appreciate it. My lowes has nothing like that... I'll take a look around Amazon.
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    Which mortar to repair chimney?

    Do I need a special kind of mortar for this repair? I have an oil furnace and where the flue goes into the chimney, it's no longer intact. Any special procedure to fixing it other than just getting it in there? Thanks
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    Can I roof it myself??

    I haven't inspected anything from the attic. In some places on the outside, you can see how the decking has bowed a little, pushing the ends that are on the rafters up to form a little point. Even if they aren't rotten, wouldn't it be a good idea to replace them?
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    Can I roof it myself??

    I thought this was pretty cool. :p I don't have to be done in a weekend. I don't want to get rained on, but I can take as long as needed. As far as delivery on weekend, I can do during week so that wouldn't be an issue.
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    Can I roof it myself??

    I'll check for a permit, but I don't think one is required. Only because I don't remember my neighbor having to go through that with his(I helped him remove his shingles. He's a framer and has shingled houses before). I'll have to snap a picture. Forgot to do that. I was going to either get...
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    Can I roof it myself??

    This is my first post! I'm looking forward to fixing up my house some. I've embarrassingly neglected it for some time. I'm blaming money, and divorce as the driving factors, but I digress..... Anyway. I think the first item that needs to be addressed is the roof. I bought this house in...
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