Metalwork Chimney Stack

We had one more repair behind the back of the Cottage.

The water heater stack had been damaged at the back of the Cottage.
The water heater stack had been damaged at the back of the Cottage.
The chimney piece that had been knocked off.
The chimney piece that had been knocked off.

The chimney stack for the propane water heater had been knocked in two by an errant tree trimmer.

The new fitting closes up the opening into the Cottage.
The new fitting closes up the opening into the Cottage.

The Cottage carpenter, who is a general handyman, decided to put in a totally new chimney.  He began by replacing the fitting that goes through the wall in the Cottage which originally had a good bit of space open to the outside.  Now it’s sealed.

The cap was put on while the pipe was on the ground.
The cap was put on while the pipe was on the ground.

Then all the metal tubing was replaced and connected to the new wall fitting.

The chimney is supported at the top by a piece of metal strapping attached to the fascia.
The chimney is supported at the top by a piece of metal strapping attached to the fascia.

This is an important piece because it draws noxious fumes away from the propane water heater and out of the Cottage.

The new chimney repair includes plugging the hole into the Cottage with a heat resistant material.
The new chimney repair includes plugging the hole into the Cottage with a heat resistant material.

The next item on the repair list for the Cottage: propane heater.

Are you handy with all these odd jobs?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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