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This house is so rich in history. It's the oldest framed house in my county, dating all the way back to the very late 1700's. It has been added on to many times. But it's entire life is very well documented.
It's amazingly been in the same family since it was built.

The 87 year old judge who owns it now, has been hiring me over the last 15 years to do different things around the house.

On this trip, we tore down the old chimney base in the back and built him a new chimney in it's place. We also rebuilt the tops on four other chimneys.
 

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I've tried to post several pictures but they are posting sideways! :censored: It's late, maybe i'll figure it out tomorrow. :whistling
 

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I still don't have an idea whats going on with my pictures :censored:

fjn, I used Old Virginia brick on this project.
 

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I put one heck of a footing under it....:thumbsup: The house actually looks pretty good now. I would never tackle a project like this for my self, but this has been his passion for a long time now.
 

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thanks dom-mas, We have a mortar made locally here, it's ROANOKE 'N' type 'straw color' which is a lite buff when it cures.
 

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Looks like a pigment we get here in Toronto called light(or) dark Ochar, make by Interstar. We use it a lot on restoration projects.
Looks good.
 

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Solomon also makes one but i can never remember the name, it's not light ochre and it's not buff (found out it's not buff the hard way...SUPER YELLOW) Interstar is nice but I can only get it at one supplier and he's far out there
 
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