I have a tall chimney above my roof. It's not made of bricks but of
siding nailed or stapled to a wooden frame. The paint is old and I'd
like to know how to paint it myself, specifically (1) how to cover the
top of the chimney, and (2) how to secure the paint bucket from
spilling on the roof. The roof is not very steep, but the idea of
using a ladder sounds dangerous. Any suggestions or advice on this
project? Or do I have to call the pros?
Sounds to me like the solution is to build a really big fire and you'll
not have to paint ever again... :)
I've absolutely <never> heard of a functional chimney either framed w/
or covered w/ wood that wasn't brick or otherwise veneered to prevent
any combustible material from being exposed. I assume this must just be
a decorative surround around a flue pipe?
How tall is the sucker? It's not all that bad to nail a ledger to the
roof and "tie off" a ladder. As for the paint bucket, just hang it from
the ladder rung w/ a hook. You could build or rent scaffolding, of
course. Dimensions and actual pitch would help to paint a better
picture, so to speak... :)
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 09:24:12 -0500, someone wrote:
Don't be so technical. Yes yes sure it is a "surround" of metal
flues. But it looks like a chimney and functions like a chimney - the
smoke comes out the top of it, so let the guy call it a wooden
But I'm not sure I get the part about why he needs to cover the top of
Reply to NG only - this e.mail address goes to a kill file.
It is not really a chimney, but a double or triple
wall stove pipe inside a cosmetic wooden housing.
It is common where I live. The wood is
primarily a cosmetic factor but also protects the
pipe. Commonly use with zero clearance fireplaces
and wood stoves. The top is usually sheet metal
with pipe extending through 1-2 feet.
I don't what you mean by "cover the top of the chimney", but there's
nothing to do to the top unless there's a leak.
There's no problem putting a ladder on the roof on the high side of the
chimney. You didn't paint a very good picture so I can't say how to
tackle the rest.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.