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How to Repair a Flue

Learn how to repair different parts of a flue -- from the basement to the roof -- to prevent a backdraft. These step-by-step instructions also demonstrate how to repair drywall once the repair is complete.

Materials

  • paint
  • screws
  • drywall mud
  • mesh drywall tape
  • metal strap
  • flue
  • storm collar
  • roofing mastic
  • rain cap
  • flat bar
  • flue pipe
  • flue pipe Y connector
  • fire stop
  • drywall sheets

Tools

  • cordless drill
  • fine-grit sandpaper
  • gloves
  • mask
  • paintbrush
  • safety glasses
  • screwdriver
  • drywall saw
  • tape measure
  • utility knife

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