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You're going to damage shingles no matter how careful your are. Get some shingles to match when the chimneys done. Roof repair is s piece of cake compared to the chimney chase.
 

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There is also the (Hold my beer and watch this method.) I’m not saying I would recommend this but watched the Amish take down a two story chimney in about 30 seconds. No beer involved. :hide:
 

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Chimney comes down, damaging a few shingles so you re-roof the house. There's a hole where the chimney used to be, so you re-side the house. There's a hole on the inside so you sheetrock & repaint the room. New paint makes the flooring look bad, so you install new flooring. The new room is beautiful, so beautiful that the adjoining rooms look dated. On & On it goes. :trophy:

Not trying to drain your wallet, it's just the image that popped in my head when I saw your story. Slow day here I guess. :):)
 

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Chimney comes down, damaging a few shingles so you re-roof the house. There's a hole where the chimney used to be, so you re-side the house. There's a hole on the inside so you sheetrock & repaint the room. New paint makes the flooring look bad, so you install new flooring. The new room is beautiful, so beautiful that the adjoining rooms look dated. On & On it goes. :trophy:

Not trying to drain your wallet, it's just the image that popped in my head when I saw your story. Slow day here I guess. :):)

That’s called the butterfly effect or we used to call it snowballing. With me it doesn’t even take a job like the chimney. I can be asked to take down a picture on the wall and then the paint faded and the nail made a hole. Next thing I know I’m buying 600 sq ft of new carpet. :help:
 

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That’s called the butterfly effect or we used to call it snowballing. With me it doesn’t even take a job like the chimney. I can be asked to take down a picture on the wall and then the paint faded and the nail made a hole. Next thing I know I’m buying 600 sq ft of new carpet. :help:

Yes, I did the same thing myself. We bought an old house. I was supposed to remove the wallpaper in the kitchen while my wife went shopping. When she got back the wallpaper was gone, but so was the plaster & lath along with some walls. That was 30 years ago. We are still working on it. The original house consists of the north & west walls and a little bit of the original roof. Everything else has changed. The house is a little over double the size of when we bought it, along with a couple good sized out buildings. In my defense, I run a business out of our house. That excuse has caused us to expand to (and maybe a few sq. ft over) our max allowable building allowance. Sure has been fun though.:banana: And We're getting it pretty close to how we want it now.
 

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It all depends on whether you can restore the chimney walls yourself. Given the condition of your chimney, I would demolish it altogether.
You are responding to a 5 year old post. I hope by now they have resolved the issue.
 

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