No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:05 am

can someone tell me where I stop... I made a lil' bit of a mess and it does not seem to end :fear:
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:12 am

First thing I would do is get the bricks off the roof before it damages the shingles. Warn anyone there to stay indoors while you toss the bricks off the roof. I rebuilt the top of my chimney last year. Get down to a decent layer and stop there :D
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Rigar On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:16 am

...or you could just stop at ur stove :D :lol:
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:19 am

Staging and a chute...
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:11 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Staging and a chute...

yeah, parachute. :lol: safety first doug!
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:20 am

How far do you want to go? If it were me,i'd tear the brick down tojust under roof line and rebuild,replace the top flu's and new counter falshing and good for the next 40 years.Leave the brick on the roof,you will only need to carry them back up!Make the mason cover the roof with carpet padding to prevent foot slipage and protect the roof.
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:37 am

Oh lol. I thought He would want new bricks. Unless he's willing to chisel the old mortar off of them.

Doug, are you planning to do this all yourself?
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:42 am

Lightning wrote:Oh lol. I thought He would want new bricks.


new bricks :eek2: I can barely afford the masons mix :lol: I was totally thinking a couple courses and reseal the top with a nice smooth pitched masons mix but getting to a good course is seemingly impossible, 3 flipping ladders up, down, up down with bricks and 5 gallon buckets of mortar is just not kool at all! :mad3:
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:51 am

Dennis wrote:How far do you want to go? If it were me,i'd tear the brick down tojust under roof line and rebuild,replace the top flu's and new counter falshing and good for the next 40 years.Leave the brick on the roof,you will only need to carry them back up!Make the mason cover the roof with carpet padding to prevent foot slipage and protect the roof.


Make what Mason protect the roof, this is dip chits doug thinking he can be a Mason :taz: (I tried cardboard and left over slabs of plywood from my recent stove crates I made but they act more like bobsleds :taz: )... don't try this at home kids! :lol:
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:59 am

Geez, be careful partner! I was able to rebuild the top of mine from the roof. I used the square chimney blocks with the flue channel in them, since the rest of the chimney is 4*8*16 solid block. But that probably wouldn't work for you. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:18 am

I wouldn't attempt without scaffold
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:00 am

dcrane wrote:can someone tell me where I stop... I made a lil' bit of a mess and it does not seem to end :fear:


tear it down to the flashing, and rebuild from there...
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: Den034071 On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:12 am

Mr Crane ole mason here please rent scaffold its safer .Have you a buddy or teenager to help .New bricks may be your best solution .Good luck Start below roof line an reflash new chim. will last another 50 years. Jack
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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:02 am

I rebuilt mine 10 years ago. That was fun. :lol: It's still standing though! Although when I ran out of sand, I used some road sand in the mix - the rocks are much too big, and that mortar mix is now crumbling. Of course, that was the final, top layer - the one that counts! Figures!

Cost me nothing but my time and a bag of mortar. 8-) Did it all by eye - no level! I tried, but the level got tossed like a boomerang.

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My mason work: :lol: Hey, it's still standing! :D

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Re: No more laughing at costly Mason prices...

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:12 am

OK... well, its solid, I need to save for a piece of slat or granite as a cap but other than that (and somehow cleaning up the cement crap from roof near chimney) im done.

I should have waited to hear the advise about some old carpet pad before I started this cluster f... :doh: that's a great idea! protect roof and works as a tarp too!
anyway... might as well put this out their now...

any advise on any way to clean of roof as good as possible ( hose the piss out of it? etc.?.... a lot of its dry already and I have to go to the office so its gonna be totally dry :cry: any options for me?)

Final thoughts are Masons work VERY VERY VERY freeeking hard! I only wish I could afford one someday :lol:
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