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injun38

05:22AM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 04/26/04
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I have a lady in my area that has a chimney that is leaning about two inches away from the house. Her roofer told her to get the chimney strapped. I am a mason but I have never seen a chimney strapped. Does anyone know anything about this? Does this consist of wrapping a metal strap around the chimney and bolting it to the roof.

Thank You.

Piffin

06:15PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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It involves a bit more than that.

There will be two straps at least, and an angle iron on each corner opposite the tension. The straps are coupled to a structural portion of the house with eyebolts and an adjustable tie.

if you tried to take up slack with only one strap, you runb a risk of causing a crack. By using the angles you spread that tension over a mich larger area.

This is not a one man job.

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