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Working the details out of where this will end up but the block chimney will be started this week.







Ive never seen a whole house framed with that laminated timber. Not the whole thing!

What do you think those beams weigh?

 

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Toke me a few to look at this, BUT the one beam on the right is ON the post, the one on the left???? Did I, or am I missing something here? Seeing incorrect? Please inform me! Thanks, dave
 

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my 2nd post,

top left hand corner of picture.

looks like the beam isn't being supported.
Am I missing something, I blew the photo up to 250%
something looks wrong there.
Maybe it's the photo
 

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flash at the ceiling line and above it a bit.....run it into the airspace and block and hem up. Weeps placed at an angle at each end to get past 5/4 vert trim ...out over block and stone. If not capilary leaks will result at the ceiling and adjacent areas no matter what you do as it will draw from the chimney matter below and at sides.

This is an exact scenario of a large stone over block chimney which leaked since it was built that I have to price monday. The rooer balmed the mason and visa vers for years.
 

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fash just above the ceiling line ...into the block and up 1-1/2''....sight pitch in middle pitched to each jack. We always flash exterior f p s above the headers tall ones sometimes each fl.

I have to price a stone fp tomorrow with a similar scenario. The stone chimney leaked from day one for 20 years....mason baming roofer and visa versa.
Capilary entering below the roof flashing at three exposed sides ..

Jobs look good J ..triangulars mixed with sq and rectangles?....I'm a pattern nut whom learned it's the single most important ingrediant to stone work.
 

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J the back wall slanted? did you use the superior throat. I notice the rear wall is 1/2 the opening instead of the 1/3 true rumfords are based on.
You know I like the longer highly chokable throats...lol
 

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Yup its not a true Rumford its just a simple fireplace. 18" deep as it is - slanted to 14" @ the damper. I used a vestal damper and built my own throat.
 

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What's the bond beam all about? open to accept the mantel?

I wish i did more fireplaces. One every few years isn't enough
I switched from 8" to 4" right there for the granite mantle that is on order. Like my 2x4 supports :laughing:

The hearth today took 8.5 bag of portland.
 
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