Fireplace With Cracked Liner

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Post By: xandrew245x » Thu. Dec. 08, 2016 4:33 pm

I was there when they did the inspection and watched the camera monitor and there is only a few cracks no missing pieces, I looked up in today ad well and there is no missing pieces as far up as I can see.

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Post By: freetown fred » Thu. Dec. 08, 2016 4:42 pm

+1
coaledsweat wrote:A hairline crack is nothing. When the tiles open up or pieces start falling out you have a problem.

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Post By: xandrew245x » Thu. Dec. 08, 2016 8:55 pm

That helps ease my mind then, I think i'm going to go for it.

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Post By: corey » Fri. Dec. 09, 2016 8:38 am

Let us know how it works out should not be a problem.


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Post By: xandrew245x » Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 12:38 pm

I removed my block off plate from below and looked up in and really got a good look at everything. I actually can not see any cracks in the liner its self, and it is most definitely not missing any pieces. The part I am more concerned about is the smoke shelf and smoke chamber itself before it goes into the flue. This is made out of brick, and looks like it has been filled in and repair over time with cement. All the bricks are in place and as far as I can tell the mortar is still in there. The whole fireplace is encased in brick on the outside as well. Should I be concerned about this? I'll try to get a picture.

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Post By: freetown fred » Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 12:43 pm

Quit over thinkin it & do a test run for a couple days!! ;)

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Post By: Rob R. » Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 12:46 pm

Sounds like it is in better shape than most. Get some dry firewood, start it slow to give the masonry time to warm up, and enjoy.

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Post By: xandrew245x » Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 12:48 pm

This is what the sides look like at the smoke chamber.
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Just so we're all on the same page, I'm talking about burning wood. The last thing I want is a Chimney fire or something else.

Also want to mention I never noticed how big this flue was its 12x12!


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Post By: windyhill4.2 » Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 12:56 pm

If I was you,i would wash that chimney,scrub every square inch till those bricks & the flue shine like new,maybe even find a hi-temp wax to cover it all.That should cover you for using the fireplace on Christmas :roll: :) toothy :rofl:

Sorry,i just could not resist !! ;)

Just go ahead & use that fine looking fireplace/chimney !!~!!!!!

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Post By: xandrew245x » Sat. Dec. 10, 2016 12:58 pm

Haha I'm just so paranoid every since they told me to absolutely not use it. I can't see any problems with it and I very distinctly remember them saying the only issues were some cracks.

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Post By: xandrew245x » Mon. Dec. 12, 2016 7:48 am

I burned in it over the weekend and it was really nice. I wouldn't actually mind using it everyday, it made the living room really nice.

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Post By: coaledsweat » Mon. Dec. 12, 2016 9:10 am

xandrew245x wrote:Haha I'm just so paranoid every since they told me to absolutely not use it. I can't see any problems with it and I very distinctly remember them saying the only issues were some cracks.
I would tell you not to use it too if I stood to profit $1500 from it. :lol:

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Post By: xandrew245x » Mon. Dec. 12, 2016 10:03 am

Very very true coaledsweat.

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