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  1. Installing Chimney Flashing

    This traditional, time-tested flashing method guarantees a leakproof fix. Follow this step-by-step process and you can fix the leak and save $100s.

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  1. How to Clean a Chimney

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    Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before you get started.

  2. When to Clean a Chimney Flue

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    There's no one-size-fits-all rule for how often to clean your chimney flue. But in this article, we'll explain how to check your chimney to know when it's time for cleaning. Having a clean chimney can eliminate chimney fires.

  3. How to Stop Chimney Water Leaks

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    The concrete crowns of masonry chimneys often crack with age, allowing water to leak in. This article explains how the crown works, what it should look like and what to do about leaking problems.

  4. Chimney Maintenance

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    Cracks and spalling in a brick chimney can get worse fast, but the fix is easy if you do it in time. Two pros share maintenance tips that will keep your chimney solid for the life of the house.

  5. How to Replace a Rain Cap

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    Older rain caps for metal chimneys and flue liners can deteriorate or fall apart, but installing a replacement cap is as easy as climbing onto the roof.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How a Chimney Works - Chimneys 101 - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Understanding how a chimney works may not be part of your house knowledge, but keeping it in good working order is a critical part of ensuring a safe and healthy home.

  2. Installing A Top Lock Chimney Damper

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured

    Installing a lock top chimney damper can be a great way to prevent any energy leakage from your home caused by a chimney . Chimneys can be a major factor in losing heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. If you currently have a throat damper in your chimney , which many homes do, it ...

  3. Chimney Liner Installation: Step-By-Step Guide

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    Installing a stainless steel chimney liner is an easy and economical way to repair a deteriorated, unsafe, or inefficient chimney flue. You will be able to install a chimney liner after reading this instructable and you can do the job with common household tools. A chimney liner should be installed ...

  4. Installing a Stainless Steel Chimney Chase Cover

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - featured

    A chimney chase cover is a cap that seals off the top of a wood framed or brick laid chimney chase. Chimney chase covers are typically made from low grade steel, which will rust over a short period of time. The smallest gap or hole on the chase cover can lead to expensive water damage. If you're ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Clean a Chimney

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    Learn how to prevent a fire in your h0ome by listening these basic chimney cleaning tips.

  2. Roof Flashing for Bathroom Fans

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    A roof flashing for bathroom fans can be easily installed with these tips from AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter. He'll walk you through the steps of locating the hole, cutting through your roof, positioning the roof flashing and trimming shingles.

  3. Home Inspection - Checking the Roof

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    In this video you will see how a home inspector checks the roof.

  4. Attic Insulation - Vents and Lighting

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    In this video Gale Tedhams talks about how to insulate vents and around lights.

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Blog Posts

  1. Chimney Cleaning

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  2. Installing the Chimney

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    FromAna-White.com

    Well, it's that time again. Time to start cutting holes in the Momplex, and blocking off wasted square footage behind walls. At least this time, we've got a pretty good reason. We are creating a secret escape passage. That once a year can be used by a strange man in the middle of the night to climb ...

  3. Week 4 Journal: Bye Bye Bathtub (and Chimney Too)

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    The Curbly House bathroom looked decent, by all accounts, and except for being a bit on the small side, functioned just fine. So I was actually prepared to leave it pretty much as-was, maybe with a few fixture replacements, some new tile, and paint. But what we found when we took out the first ...

  4. Checking Things Off the List: Winter 2014

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    FromDIY Diva

    My internal clock is set for some time back in June, but according to the calendar it’s already effing September. That’s how we’re going to...

  5. How To Install Shingles

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Knowing the proper way to install roof shingles is critical. Pay particular attention to the written directions from the shingle manufacturer. The shingle offset is important to avoid a leaking roof.

  6. How To Remove Roof Algae

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Thousands of roof on homes and other buildings suffer from black streaks. The roof algae is doesn't harm the shingles, but looks bad. To remove roof algae a solution of oxygen bleach can be applied to the roof shingles and then rinsed off. A copper strip at the top of the roof can prevent future ...

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