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CHIMNEY INSPECTION DIAGNOSIS REPAIR
BACKDRAFTING HEATING EQUIPMENT
CARBON MONOXIDE - CO
CHIMNEY COMPONENT DEFINITIONS
CHIMNEY FIRE ACTION / PREVENTION
COMBUSTION GASES & PARTICLE HAZARDS
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS & IAQ
FLAME COLOR, BLUE vs YELLOW COMBUSTION
HEATING SYSTEM INSPECTION
HOME HEATING SAFETY
ODORS & SMELLS DIAGNOSIS & CURE
SAFETY RECALLS CHIMNEYS VENTS HEATERS
STAIN DIAGNOSIS on BUILDING EXTERIORS
WOOD, COAL STOVES & FIREPLACES
WOOD STOVE SAFETY
Chimney leaning, cracking movement: diagnosing ongoing chimney movement: this article describes chimney inspection procedures and critical chimney defects which can be observed from outdoors at ground level such as defective or missing chimney footing and evidence of continuing or ongoing chimney separation and movement away from a building. We outline common repair methods used to stabilize loose or leaning chimneys.
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Our photos just below show clear evidence of major and recurrent chimney movement. At left we see a build-up of roof cement where the chimney penetrates the roof structure.
At below right we see a wide metal strip which has been fabricated to cover the gap that has opened between the chimney and the building.
We continue below with an explanation of the causes of chimney movement, followed by a demonstration of how we spot evidence that chimney movement has been ongoing. Other articles in this series outline most other chimney defects that can be found outdoors or indoors on buildings.
At Chimney Movement Causes we explain the common causes of chimney cracking, separation, leaning, tipping, or collapse.
At Chimney Movement - Ongoing vs Static we continue this article with a case reporting evidence of ongoing chimney movement, repeated repairs, and the need to remove and rebuild a large masonry chimney.
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