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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. Trick or Treat (20:00)

    With the weather becoming colder, the need for heat is now urgent.

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Smoke Out (20:00)

    Make sure dryer lint doesn't start a fire in your home with this advice.

  5. 5. Rain, Rakes and Radar (03:27)

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. How to Fix an Attic Fire Hazard

    A flue requires at least one inch of surrounding clearance. Learn how to easily identify and fix this fire hazard in your attic.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Gardus Sooteater and Linteater (01:29)

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

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

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

  12. 12. 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...

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Chimney Caps (01:31)

    Care for your chimney this winter by installing a chimney cap.

  15. 15. Refacing a Chimney (01:00)

    If you discover a hidden chimney behind a wall, either expose or reface it.

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