How to install counter flashing on field stone chimney?

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  1. Apr 18, 2010 #1

    sikkensuser

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    How would one go about installing counter flashing on a field stone chimney?. The mortar lines are irregularly staggered owing to the differently shaped and sided stones, making it difficult (maybe impossible?) to cut a groove in the mortar allowing the flashing to be tucked in.

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    CraigFL

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    This is difficult but if you want it to look professional you could use lead or copper flashings, malleable enough to conform to irregular mortar lines. You could also cut a straight line through mortar and stone too.
     
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    dmc@RCR

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    Lead is the way to go for flashing a fieldstone chimney. Malleable so you can follow the stone morter lines.
    This webpage has a good example; Stone Chimney Flashing
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 #4

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    we're professional & use hand grinders, diamond blades, levels, chalklines, & soapstone,,, usually lead or copper 'cause our work's not cheap,,, not much is impossible altho you may have to adapt :beer:
     

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