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petgor

05:53AM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 12/27/06
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I live in a Victorian house.

Some leakage seems to have occurred from my chimney which has blackened much of the brickwork on the side of my house, about half way up.

I have tried a bleach and water mix, also a proprietory brick cleaner and by a wire bruush as well as a wire brush attached to a drill.

Although the [drill] wire brush has taken off the top coat the coat attached to the brick, is very tough. If I carry on with the drill it will take forever.

Has anyone any suggestions, please?

Glenn Good

10:48PM | 01/06/07
Member Since: 09/10/03
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Try using a brick cleaning sloution such as "Sure Klean" and a pressure washer to clean the brick. You can rent a pressure washer at a local rental store.

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Macdon2

11:41AM | 02/17/07
Member Since: 02/16/07
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I have a similar problem I have a wall of white(light tan) brick in my living room where I had a woodburning stove. I have removed the stove but left the brick incase we would have to use it again in an emergency. However just a few drops of cresote have run down and nothing we have tried has worked to completely remove it It is an eyesore to me Any help here would be appreciated Ths Don
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