Friday, June 24, 2011

Betts Fireplace and Chimney Project, Day 13

View of smoke chamber closing to throat from inside the firebox.  This is prior to parging which will smooth out and eliminate the rough surfaces within the smoke chamber.

Deflecting edge of clay brick liner that protects the permanent structure of the fireplace openings inside 8" wall face.

 View of general progress from interior of lodge's great room.

 Reverse corbeling of chimney base at exterior of lodge.

Smoke chamber has reached flue size.  18" flue, at right of image, ready to be set in place.  No fire brick will be used beyond this point.

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