For questions specifically relating to structures that ventilate combustion byproducts of fuel burned in an interior space, such as a fireplace, stove, or furnace.

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Damp patch on the chimney wall

I have a problem with condensation on the wall between my living room and the chimney and I would be grateful for suggestions as to how to tackle this. Some background: when I bought my house the ...
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Removing a Rayburn Solid Fuel Cooker - Issues to consider

I have a solid fuel Rayburn Regent cooker (essentially an Aga) with built in boiler in my kitchen, which I want to remove. It is no longer connected to the heating system, but appears to be connected ...
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Is it safe to seal the exterior of a stone chimney?

We have a 1938 stone chimney (not brick) that is severely deteriorated. We are going to repair the mortar immediately and put a cap on top, but we're unsure about weatherproofing the stone. We do want ...
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Chimney removal/patch at basement floor

I recently demolished a chimney, for time and lack of energy I stopped just above basement floor level. I also was a bit surprised that the bottom of the bricks goes below the top of the basement ...
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How to strengthen a giant pole made out of seven 2m long 40mm diameter plumbing waste pipes?

The problem: I have a plant growing out of my chimney. Last year I had a chimney sweep go up on the roof and remove the plant and fit a cowl/ cap onto the chimney costing over £500 including cost of ...