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.
One of the perks of being a mason, sometimes the view is incredible. This photo is taken from our current SW hills chimney repair project.
Check out this custom stainless steel chimney cap for a customer in Hillsboro, Oregon.
In the Pacific Northwest one of the most important reasons to have a chimney cap installed is to prevent live animals from going inside your chimney. Animals like squirrels, and raccoons love to climb into chimneys and find a nice place to cozy into. Unfortunately these animals often get trapped and die in the chimney. Birds often build nests over open chimneys because they are drawn to the warmth the chimney provides. If you have a chimney cap installed you should be protected from having to deal with animals inside your chimney. Our other problem child in the Pacific Northwest. Moisture in all forms (Rain, Snow, Ice) creates a problems for your chimney if allowed in the chimney flue. The contraction and expansion of water during the freeze and thaw process in the winter is extremely harmful, a chimney cap (Just like a roof on your home) can prevent moisture from entering your chimney.
Who says you can’t use your fireplace in the summer? Check out these decorating ideas to keep your fireplace and mantel hot in the off-season. A strand of twinkle lights, glowing lanterns, candles, books, plants, mirrors, painted wood any many more decor ideas can create a beautiful space inside your fireplace while its too hot outside to burn your firewood. Give us a call at 503-758-4710 to help make your fireplace summer ready!
It was a beautiful day to check in on this Mt. Tabor complete rebuild!