Friday, August 6, 2010

Topping Out First Chimney

Chimney construction viewed through front porch window.

Masons Alejandro and Francisco capping the chimney with portland cement. After building the two fireplaces and stepping the flues into alignment for the ceramic flue liners, I was able to turn the chimney construction over to these fellows. It took them three or four days to raise. Note that no point of the chimney shaft is less than that of a structural double brick wall.

Mason Benito beginning the herringbone firebrick pattern in the formal fireplace hosted by the Living and Dining Rooms. This fireplace will have the cast stone mantel face with decorative metal slip featured in an earlier post (May 11th, 2010).

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