I want to remove a brick chimney down to the roof line because it's unused and also because it's a hazard from earthquakes in the SF bay area. This chimney came down in the 1989 quake but was rebuilt.
What will be the best way to seal this chimney from the elements if brought down close to the roof line? I'm thinking of building a sheet metal cap and gluing/screwing it on to the brick. I'm looking for the easiest and most efficient way to do this.