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You can easily do this. Take out the bricks to just below roof rafters. DON'T take out the whole chimney because old homes often use chimney for structural support! I did the same thing on my 1900 house - took brick out so they were 5-10" below rafters, and framed over the hole. If you worry about snow load, you can reinforce the rafters that are near the ...


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For what it''s worth, I did exactly this as part of the process of replacing my shingles (which were nearing end-of-life). That had the advantage of letting the roofers completely open the patient, remove the top courses until it was safely below roof level, install a nice strong patch over the hole (in fact they were putting plywood over the old king-pine ...


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Here's what I did (probably a little over-engineered but it worked well) Filled current holes and the surrounding mess Got 135mm long, 7mm screws with wall plugs, and drilled 10mm holes for them Located the holes 50mm above the current holes, 50mm being approximately half a course of bricks Whilst drilling I think the problem might have been that I'd ...


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One trick is to undersize the holes required for the rawl plugs you use. E.g. if a 6mm bit is specified for the plugs, use a 4mm bit to drill the hole. I've used this trick to work with older/crumbly plaster walls many times (both on brick and with wood lathe). Note this is really just a workaround - RedGrittyBrick has the answer for a permanent fix to ...



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