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    There were two identical wood framed chimneys on this 25 yr old home that were over 60" in width and without chimney rickets. There was minimal flashing (about 4") running under the vinyl siding as well. The roof was about 5 years old.There was no visible water damage around the gas fireplaces inside. Located in a very wet, rainy climate of Vancouver. Besides the obvious loose siding needing repairs, would you guys recommend crickets be installed?

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    There were two identical wood framed chimneys on this 25 yr old home that were over 60" in width and without chimney rickets.

    Besides the obvious loose siding needing repairs, would you guys recommend crickets be installed?
    If Canada is like the US, then those REQUIRE a cricket.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Friesen View Post
    There were two identical wood framed chimneys on this 25 yr old home that were over 60" in width and without chimney rickets. There was minimal flashing (about 4") running under the vinyl siding as well. The roof was about 5 years old.There was no visible water damage around the gas fireplaces inside. Located in a very wet, rainy climate of Vancouver. Besides the obvious loose siding needing repairs, would you guys recommend crickets be installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Friesen View Post
    There were two identical wood framed chimneys on this 25 yr old home that were over 60" in width and without chimney rickets. There was minimal flashing (about 4") running under the vinyl siding as well. The roof was about 5 years old.There was no visible water damage around the gas fireplaces inside. Located in a very wet, rainy climate of Vancouver. Besides the obvious loose siding needing repairs, would you guys recommend crickets be installed?

    Thanks,
    Chimney.jpeg
    The simple answer is yes. If the chimney is over 30 inches wide it should have a cricket.

    Ashley Eldridge
    CSIA Director of Education
    Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) | Plainfield, IN


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