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Old 11-07-2015, 09:19 AM   #1
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A Little Chimney Action


Last year at this time, snow was starting to make an appearance... This year however we've been down to out T-shirts most days... Which has allowed us to get this chimney done without too much grief.
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Old 11-07-2015, 06:15 PM   #2
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Magnificent Bytor, you really need to post more!
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I'm no mason, but damn that looks like some crisp clean work.
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I love the look of that chimney.
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What material is that? It doesn't look like the Gneiss that you typically work with...is it a sandstone from Ducharme?

And to reiterate what everyone else has said...beautiful as always, wish you'd post more
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Yes, I'd like to know as well...nice color variation.

What's the slab stones up top, or is that a pigmented poured crown?

With the slabs I see you hurl around, I wouldn't think concrete.

I think it might be a mix Dom.
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Thanks everyone!

The stone we used is in fact our local granitic gneiss. The bulk of the job down on ground level (wainscoting, fireplaces etc..... And yes, I WILL post pics) uses a 'weatherd' version of the gneiss... Stained, rusty, dirty, discolored... Whatever your teminology might be... Most of it has a brownish hue which the client wanted. We culled out some of the 'cleaner' stone for use on the chimney. I suspect the angle of the sun is giving the chimney more of a brown hue than it really has...

The 'slabs' for the chimney cap are cast in place, tinted concrete. This job is on an island and we had no way (other than brute force) to heave a 6 ft. By 3.5 ft. Stone up to the top of the chimney... Buckets of 'crete seemed like a much more user-friendly idea...

Everything is still 'fresh' in the picture. The black mortar and concrete will no doubt lighten somewhat...I'll ty for a few more pics in the next day or two to give a better idea of the end results

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I never get tired of looking at your corners
The corners on Bytors stone work is always straighter than a lot of brick corners I,ve seen
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Hey Bytor, I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the quarry that you get your gneiss from? I have a couple other questions too if you had a few minutes
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Hey Bytor, I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the quarry that you get your gneiss from? I have a couple other questions too if you had a few minutes
Good Day Dom-Mas...

The stone for this project came from Algonquin Natural Stone http://algonquinnaturalstone.com/

We also get a fair amount of stone from Van Dyk Natural Stone http://www.vandykstone.com/

and McFadyen Stone Quarry https://www.facebook.com/McFadyens-S...4781508551864/

There are couple of other places we'll get stone on occasion... but these are the main ones. All are located within 15 minutes of Huntsville, ON. Each quarry offers basically the same range of products but in a slightly different colour range.
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Thanks, the first 2 are the ones I found on the interweb...didnt see the last one. I have a potential client that wants a fireplace done in granite/gneiss to match the local stone on his property, unfortunately there are no building stone quarries anywhere locally, everything goes for aggregate. They are looking for a random rubble, not too linear but not polygonal either. When i checked out the websites for Algonquin and for Van Dyk (I'll take a look at the third shortly) I didnt see anything that really fit the bill, can you suggest any quarry that might put out a granite/gneiss that might be appropriate?

Also a question for the whole gang...they want a tapered throat/interior chimney...tapered in both directions sideways and front to back. I'm just trying to think of the limitations of tapering the chimney if they decide to go with a wood stove rather than a traditional fireplace ie..no masonry backup. Should probably have started a new thread but i was hoping for Bytor's input since he does them so often
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Beautiful work! I see the chisel marks on the corners...do you use a stone splitter or a hand stone set chisel? Looks great!
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