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    Default So you think your chimney leans.

    The Leaning Tower of Pizza, Italy has a 3.9 deg list and has survived for hundreds of years.
    What do you think the life of this chimney has instore for it?

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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    Are you sure the chimney is leaning? Maybe it's the house.

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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    I think Italian engineers have been all over the Tower of Pisa, and it has been reinforced somehow, Google it, somebody.

    That chimney has also been blessed from above for many years, but when the inner corner of the top approaches the line of the outer corner at the base, gravity will win the struggle. I would pull it down without any hesitation.

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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    The Leaning Tower of Pizza, Italy has a 3.9 deg list and has survived for hundreds of years.
    What do you think the life of this chimney has instore for it?
    Are you sure that's a chimney? Could be a lean-to facing the wrong way...

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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    Turn your head to the side and there is no problem at all.....

    But on a slightly more serious note, the Tower of Pisa would be the crumbled horizontal tunnel of Pisa if it wasn't being stabilized.

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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    I wouldn't worry about it ..... the power line will keep it from falling over.


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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    The Leaning Tower of Pisa was stabilized, and even straighten up by a couple of degrees, by a combination of putting 800 tons of lead in the high side of the base, and also removing some soil from under the high side.


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    Default Re: So you think your chimney leans.

    Maybe you're holding your camera at an angle or you're standing on uneven ground.

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