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FINeophyte

04:09AM | 03/07/99
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Greetings, My wife and I just purchased our dream house in Fire Island, NY. We knew going in the houses were not perfect, but what a perfect way to keep a husband and other construction minded visitors busy while the wife and the relaxation oriented can while away the hours in this little piece of paradise. Our house is not winterized and would benefit greatly from a working fireplace. The current one reportedly has a damaged flu. Am I undertaking too much? I would say my skills are novice but with good logic and capable of general construction? Also, if anybody has suggestions as to how to fix a flu, I' all ears......Sincerely,
Fire Island Neophyte

DR HOME

01:52PM | 03/09/99

You are undertaking too much in this particular case. If not done properly it can be a life threatening situation. It is much safer to hire a mason who specializes in chimney repairs. A regular contractor may end up taking your whole chimney apart to repair or replace the flue. It would end up repaired, but it would be a labor intensive task, thus, very expensive. Many times these can be repaired with sleeves or by pumping concrete.
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