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What can I expect to find if I open up the wall above the fireplace (behind the T.V.)? Brick, wood studs, etc..

This is an exterior wall.

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  • How far does the chimney stick out of the outside wall? – JACK Aug 21 at 22:26
  • 16" from the outside wall. – slock Aug 21 at 22:33
  • How thick is the chimney above the roofline? – Jasen Aug 22 at 0:54
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You probably have studs and drywall/plaster like the rest of the wall and a cutout where the fireplace is mounted with the chimney going up the outer wall. The brick and mantel probably go back to the unfinished wall.

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