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My question is for what ?......and why a block one ?
 

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I have built two chimneys using chimney block and clay flue.
 
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I meant to type I have a couple of questions. It's block because that's what's being used in the project. Do you have any experience in building chimneys?
Just tearing them out or updating them to a more modern design,....that's why I was asking. If that's what`s there or partially done, then it is what it is, no updating it. A lot of times people will build with certain features when they are not needed for the more modern things, such as water heaters and heaters which use PVC for a flue they are soo efficient, or the newer wood gas reburning stoves which do not need the traditional chimney of masonry.


If we knew the question, some of the construction of a masonry chimney spills over into other construction fields such as roofing for the flashing....concrete work for the foundation/base and carpentry for some of the framing around it and some aspects are basic bricklayer/block layer work......and of course some of it is chimney/flue builder specific.
 

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Is it wiggly or Is it just me? Snap chalk lines on the wall and follow them up. Did you put in your tiles as you went up? What do you want to know?
 

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I've built several block chimneys over the years. I suggest starting at the bottom and working your way up.
 

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Like cabin fever said, use chimney blocks and flues. Use a long level to keep it vertical, a short one to keep it horizontal.

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Ok on Flues I got away from Block went to Triple Wall Flue Pipe and done well, much easier and for me worked better.

But this is your project and you have your reasons.

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