Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    dan orourke's Avatar
    dan orourke Guest

    Default Bricks displaced?

    Last edited by dan orourke; 12-26-2007 at 10:03 AM.
    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Garland, TX
    Posts
    605

    Default Re: Bricks displaced?

    Dan,

    That's about one of the roughest and appears wettest fireboxes I've seen in a while. I can only imagine what the cimney/flue looked like.

    I hope you referred them to someone from Chimney Safety Institute of America

    Here is some brick patterns and motar joint info Brick - DiracDelta Science & Engineering Encyclopedia

    I'd also want to hear what a mason says about the apparent cold joint installation.

    Last edited by BARRY ADAIR; 11-07-2007 at 11:22 AM.
    badair http://www.adairinspection.com Garland, TX 75042 TREC # 4563
    Commercial-Residential-Construction-EIFS-Infrared Thermography
    life is the random lottery of events followed by numerous narrow escapes

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Lake Barrington, IL
    Posts
    1,363

    Default Re: Bricks displaced?

    Displaced, like these?

    This is in the ash pit, looking up at the base of the firebox. I really have no idea of what they were trying to do or how they got the bricks to hang up there while the mortar set.

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Eric Barker, ACI
    Lake Barrington, IL

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    25,305

    Default Re: Bricks displaced?

    Dan,

    Those bricks look like they were dry stacked, not laid up in mortar.

    Those beg the questions: "What is being used between the bricks to: 1) hold them in place; 2) seal the gaps to resist the passage of heat and flame?"

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

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
  •