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    Default Another award-winning Philly chimney

    60 year old row house, almost completely rehabbed, and a pretty good job, too, except for this. The chimney isn't in use anymore, but still...

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    Default Re: Another award-winning Philly chimney

    Is that a shared chimney or does that gem belong entirely to your client?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    Is that a shared chimney or does that gem belong entirely to your client?
    Shared, which, I imagine, may complicate things.

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    If there was a Playboy just for chimneys, that crap pile would be the playmate and centerfold of the month.

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    Default Re: Another award-winning Philly chimney

    I didnt think it got that windy in Philly. Shouldnt have a draft problem.
    Judging by the nice lean, I would suggest at least one pipe is no longer connected properly.


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    Default Re: Another award-winning Philly chimney

    This a perfect example of why ALL homes should be inspected and especially why roof access is a must, within safety reasons of course. I'd use this photo to illustrate the need for inspections, as if we need more.


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    Another reason I avoid Philadelphia....
    these are easier....
    and pay the same....


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    C'mon Joe. You're getting soft.

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    Default Re: Another award-winning Philly chimney

    John,
    Was this a 2 story or a 3 story roof and how did you access it ? Any skylight ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    John,
    Was this a 2 story or a 3 story roof and how did you access it ? Any skylight ?
    2-story, 28' extension ladder.

    I think there was a skylight. Why?

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    Default Re: Another award-winning Philly chimney

    John,
    Most of old Baltimore row homes have a skylight, solution to the light and air requirements for all rooms. Thought that Phil houses would have them also. Baltimore the skylights are usually a real mess with tar over tar in an effort to seal them for leaks. After seeing chimney thought skylight might be the same.

    Access question was a result of comments about how high some will go before they say its to dangerous. Just curious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    John,
    Most of old Baltimore row homes have a skylight, solution to the light and air requirements for all rooms. Thought that Phil houses would have them also. Baltimore the skylights are usually a real mess with tar over tar in an effort to seal them for leaks. After seeing chimney thought skylight might be the same.

    Access question was a result of comments about how high some will go before they say its to dangerous. Just curious.
    Yep, we have a lot of skylights, too. In fact, on those row houses with flat roofs where I can't get up on the roof, I use the skylight, if there is one, to at least get a limited look at the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    60 year old row house, almost completely rehabbed, and a pretty good job, too, except for this. The chimney isn't in use anymore, but still...
    John,
    I'm not sure if you've ever taken the EL train through West Philly, but you see hundreds of chimneys just like this. (The train is slightly higher than the rooftops) I also stay out of Philly.
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