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Chimney Disaster Waiting to Happen

July 10, 2011

This is probably one of the worst (disaster waiting to happen) things that I have ever discovered. This is what the chimney actually looked like up inside of the attic. Below the ceiling line, it was very neat and organized large brick fireplace. The fireplace was in the center of the house, between the living room and family room. This section of the chimney appeared to have been put together by a drunk using any old kind of throw away brick pieces. The brick pieces are deteriorating as well as most of the grouting.

It was a wood burning fireplace and I can't believe that the smoke did not enter into the attic. The real danger was the quite possible failure of the brick structure crumbling down along with part of the building. This structure obviously had to be removed, totally.

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