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Chimney Stack Upgrade Complete Day 3

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Arrived home, today to find not only had the chimney stack had been complete, but also the pots were on capped off, and completed.

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Chimney Stack Upgrade Day 2

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

At the End of day 2, there was no electricity today, because Northern PowerGrid was conducting scheduled maintenance, so it caused a few issues with the electric cement mixer!

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Chimney Stack Upgrade End of Day 1

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

End of Day 1, to my surprise the old chimney stack has gone, and been reduced to rubble in a trailer, only one good square chimney pot remains, so we will have to purchase six replacements.

and the builders have started to brick up the new stack up to the scalfolding.

the builders mentioned the first courses of bricks they could just remove by hand, as well as the pots, they did not know what was holding the stack together!

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Chimney Stack Upgrade Day 1

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

nothing much happened yesterday, because someone forgot to tell me to block up the open fireplace, to stop debris and soot coming down the flue into the lounge!

so this was 8.00am this morning

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Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey Chim chim cher-ee!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey Chim chim cher-oo!

By the time you have read this, our builder will have started to disassemble our chimney stack! After many months of negotiations with my neighbour, and reviewing quotations for the rebuild of the chimney stack, work starts today!

The chimney stack has reached the end of it’s life, and is very weathered, and the pots have started to crumble/crack on the stack, so it’s being pulled down, and rebuilt from the ridge line, in the same style and brick as existing stack, eventually in the future funds permitting we will have one of the flues lined, and a wood burning stove installed.

The last pictures of the old stack, with scafolding

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