We took this chimney down below the roof line and rebuilt using new brick, on the way back up we installed new black roof and counter flashing with ice and water shield. Then we built a new crown with a new flue tile.
Today we installed a gas furnace liner kit through this old brick furnace chimney.
Liner kits hold condensation inside the metal line system this prevents saturation damage to the interior walls of the old masonry chimney. Chimney liner installation is one of our most common jobs when property changes hands. With a chimney liner installation you can be sure that your gas furnace is venting as efficiently as possible. With a corrugated uniform liner it creates a great draft suction and ensures all vapor gets released from the building termination at the top of the chimney flue tile.
“It makes me so happy that we are able to help the homeowner keep the personality of this old chimney but also be able to utilize the space for a lower cost high efficiency furnace.”
Here are some photos from a SE Portland chimney rebuild. This chimney was collapsing due to lack of structural reinforcement, and a foundation that was too small. There was a strong lean to the south and there is a large gap between the chimney and the house. We took this chimney down to the ground and removed it from the site, afterwards we built a new chimney and foundation from the ground up.
After cleaning this old mossy masonry veneer wall and applying a water sealant. it is reclaimed to its original glory. This masonry veneer needs to be water sealed every 10 years to maintain any masonry substrate.