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How to Maintain a Fireplace and Chimney

Learn how to maintain a fireplace and chimney with these basic step-by-step instructions.

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Top 24 Chimneys Projects

  1. 1. Chimney Rebuild (00:03:27)

    If your chimney is ever destroyed by fire, here are pro tips on rebuilding.

  2. 2. Gardus Sooteater and Linteater (01:29)

    See how homeowners can clean chimneys and dryer vents from the inside out.

  3. 3. How to Repair a Chimney Flue Liner and Ash Dump

    These easy step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to repair a chimney by fixing a hole in the flue liner and repairing an old ash du...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Maintaining a Fireplace and Chimney

    Host Tim Hockenberry tackles two hot topics – the fireplace and chimney. He also shares tips on the proper maintenance before and...

  5. 5. How to Repair Chimney Mortar

    These step-by-step instructions prove how easy it is to repair a chimney hole and create a sloped crown in order to avoid water leakage...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. Tips on Cleaning and Maintaining a Fireplace

    Cleaning and maintaining a fireplace can be a DIY job, but before the chimney is cleaned, key areas must be checked. DIY Network offers...

  7. 7. New Flue Installation: Replace Drywall

    Learn how to complete a new flue installation by replacing and painting the cut drywall.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Rain, Rakes and Radar (03:27)

    On a rainy Florida day, Jason and crew give the Priors' yard a facelift.

  9. 9. How to Add New Flashing

    The seal between the chimney and the roof can be a potential site for leaks if water doesn't shed away properly. Here are some basic st...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Outdoor Cigar Room (20:00)

    Dean and Derek take cigar enjoyment outside with this rich cigar lounge.

  11. 11. Stucco Brick Chimney Makeover (00:01:00)

    Matt show a homeowner how to give a brick chimney a makeover using stucco.

  12. 12. Kitchen With Chimney Design (00:04:43)

    A puzzling chimney in the center of the kitchen gets a needed facelift.

  13. 13. Puzzle to Perfection (20:00)

    This puzzle of a kitchen has a chimney in the middle of the room.

  14. 14. The Anatomy of a Fireplace: Flues, Chimneys and More

    Learn about the main types of flues, chimneys and chimney caps on DIYNetwork.com.

  15. 15. Attic Master Suite (03:36)

    Seth and Stephanie double their square footage with an attic master suite.

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