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I started this house the first week of march, and before I could finish it...we had an 8" snow storm, three days it never got above freezing, missed at least two to three days a week on count of rain, and the last week I was there , it got up to at least 78 degrees !

If you don't like the weather in SW Virginia, just hang around an hour or two, it' change! :laughing:
 

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In the first pic the chimney looked low in comparison to the 2nd roof. I was actually going to comment on it until I saw these pics hahhaa
:laughing: I went 39" above the gable at the flue thinking I was done! Then I measured over to the other gable and I was only seven foot from it :censored:......so I went another two feet.
 

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Did you run a vertical control joint for the porch overhang (gable brick?)

Do you feel the need? angle bolted to the beam? Are they post wraps or load bearing columns?

Looks nice :thumbsup:
I didn't run a control joint, the post are load bearing, and the angle iron is bolted to the beam.

I didn't think about a control joint, but it might of been a good idea.
 

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great question. I am not an engineer but am skeptical out of ignorance. (I don't build anything but solid brick.)
We've bricked several gables like this over the years and hadn't ever had a problem. But I can see where it could potentially be a problem.
 
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