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You need to find if the chimney is leaning or if the house is leaning. Use a plumb bob to check - the eye can be deceiving in these situations. The plumb bob will tell you what you should do. In the meantime, if you wish, you could put a board or metal flashing on the gap to shed the water while you figure out what to do. BTW... it's unlikely you could ...


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A standard SDS drill would not be strong enough. I seriously doubt there is any such thing as a 6" SDS bit. This is -at minimum- a job for an SDS-max or spline drill. Those bits are several hundreds of dollars; this is an inexpensive one I have also seen hole saws designs for a 7.5" or 9" grinder...


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Even 'half bricks' up 15' vertical is going to be a massive amount of weight that may require additional support underneath. In addition, splitting bricks in half is no easy task. You're going to end up paying a whole lot in labor to do that. Instead, you'd want to use a brick veneer. Which is 'real' brick but very thin: They go on essentially like you ...



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