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fragasaurus

07:49AM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 12/01/02
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I'm adding a story onto my house and will need to extend the existing chimney. In the process, I would like to have it faced with stone instead of brick. I assumed we'd need to take the brick off and reface with stone. The stone we can get cut to 3/4 inch which should make the application relatively straight-forward. I had a mason out yesterday who suggested we could just face right on the brick by putting some metal ties into the brick-work to help hold the stone. This doesn't sound like a very robust solution. I appreciate that he is trying to save some money but I'd like to hear from anyone on whether they've seen this done.

Thanks.

Piffin

06:07PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
In my opinion, that is the better solution for most instances like this

Excellence is its own reward!


fragasaurus

07:55AM | 04/29/04
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts
Piffin,

Thank you very much for the reply. I apologize for being thick, but by 'better solution', did you mean taking off the brick or leaving it on?

Thanks again.

Piffin

06:47PM | 04/30/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
Leaving it on as the mason suggested.

Excellence is its own reward!


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