Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring City/Surrounding Philadelphia area
    Posts
    3,473

    Default DMV Chimney Repairs

    This might be one of my best chimneys yet.

    Similar Threads:
    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    2018 ASHI InspectionWorld

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Western Massachusetts
    Posts
    536

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    There is no shortage of awesome in that chimney. Congratulations.


  3. #3
    Phil Brody's Avatar
    Phil Brody Guest

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    That boy needs an award for being way outside the box.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    3,177

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Nick, You have raised the bar very high, my friend. I can only dream of the day that I, too, may discover such a gem. I will now go put on a hat, so that I may remove it in your honor.

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
    www.ArnoldHomeInspections.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Near Philly, Pa.
    Posts
    1,643

    Cool Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Looks like the smoke read the sign because the wythe wall collapsed and blocked the flue. Nice! Total rebuild on that pile of sand and bricks. Really sad that someone has been up there with stucco and mortar applying Band-aids to this brick pile.

    What's venting up into this abortion Nick?

    Seems to have the Philly requisite roofing tar outer coating...

    John, you have your work cut out for you.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    41

    Thumbs down Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Now that one is a classic! Lets hope that the blocked flue has no appliance attached to it. Those bricks look very unsteady in the other flue. No shortage of combustible material at the top of that chimney.

    Ashley Eldridge
    Chimney Safety Institute of America
    Director of Education

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Last edited by Ashley Eldridge; 05-07-2010 at 07:36 AM. Reason: add an image

  7. #7
    Phil Brody's Avatar
    Phil Brody Guest

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    OK should I sell this stop sign I stole for scrap or save it for a future construction project ?


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    state of jefferson
    Posts
    520

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    in picture #4 looks like creative use of a 5 gallon bucket bucket metal lid under the stop sign. this must have been engineered for proper drafting. a true philly treasure! nick should consider nominating this to the hysterical registry!


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring City/Surrounding Philadelphia area
    Posts
    3,473

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Thank you gentlemen. I am also available for birthday parties and 1st communion celebrations.

    The flue actually had a gas-fired boiler and gas-fired water heater venting into it. The color coded plastic rings around the water pipe fittings on top of the tank had done some melting and had heat distortion.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring City/Surrounding Philadelphia area
    Posts
    3,473

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harper View Post
    Seems to have the Philly requisite roofing tar outer coating...
    It's great isn't? I like to tell my clients that the tar coating is actually a good thing because it helps lock in flavor and keeps the chimney extra moist and juicy.




  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Near Philly, Pa.
    Posts
    1,643

    Cool Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    It's great isn't? I like to tell my clients that the tar coating is actually a good thing because it helps lock in flavor and keeps the chimney extra moist and juicy.

    And hold the rest of the house together probably. I think most Philly roofs are one big amorphous blob of tar. Maybe the VOCs off-gassing can explain a lot.

    Actually, aside from the flammability as Ashley pointed out, it traps water vapor thus accelerating the death of the chimney from within as you described so eloquently Nick.

    Maybe next time, you'll find a traffic signal interlocked with the burner to tell the smoke when to stop and go. Unreal. You know how heavy those signs are and bulky? Must have been a real PIA to get it up there. Also, some of those signs are being made of MDO board and not metal. Maybe they can knock it down into the attic and find it solid enough for a liner to there then B-vent the rest of the way up.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Rumney, N.H.
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    There is a lot to poke fun at . What is sad is that , we all pay for this kind of
    negligence in increased insurance premiums.


  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring City/Surrounding Philadelphia area
    Posts
    3,473

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    I was sifting through some old threads and came across this one. Too good to it be buried deep in the archives. To the top!!!

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    Posts
    876

    Default Re: DMV Chimney Repairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    I was sifting through some old threads and came across this one. Too good to it be buried deep in the archives. To the top!!!
    That looked like a Philadelphia chimney before I even looked at your location.

    Do roofing contractors in other areas like asphalt as much as Philadelphia contractors? I've heard it referred to as Philadelphia flashing.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •