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January 04, 12:01 PM [GMT -5]

I'm going through a fix of this right now. I had to hire a mason to completely rebuild the chimney below this because the home's original cap was done so poorly. An expanded article on the maintenance required for these caps would be good and what should a homeowner look for when a new one is being installed.

The mason working on my chimney hasn't once noted rebar. He has said he will use portland cement mixed with sand and fine gravel. He doesn't plan to use concrete. Am I not getting what I need? At least he badmouthed the people just using brick mortar for caps.

September 19, 10:41 PM [GMT -5]

I was expecting more of a tip related to the actual repair of a chimney crown, not a caulk job.

September 19, 6:45 PM [GMT -5]

"How to Stop Chimney Water Leaks-- Caulk 'em up or hire a pro."

WOW, that's really helpful FH, a real stroke of genius! How would we ever live without your expert advice!!

Thanks for another brilliant waste of pixels.

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September 14, 7:18 PM [GMT -5]

The bricks themselves are like sponges, soaking up water. They must be sealed as well.

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