Chimney lintel


Postby lyons » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:01 am

We have removed the lintel from our chimney (what was a peice of wooden door frame or similar). Do we need to replace it with proper lintel? I would really appreciate some advice on this matter. I have picture of chimney if needed.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:59 pm

lyons,
If you are referring to the chimney hearth opening if the bricks above are laid flat you should fit a heavy metal flat to stablise the opening.
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Postby lyons » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:39 pm

[quote="stoneyboy"]lyons,
If you are referring to the chimney hearth opening if the bricks above are laid flat you should fit a heavy metal flat to stablise the opening.
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Thanks - yes flat bricks. How thick does the metal flat need to be - will 20 - 25 mm suffice? And as we are installing a wood stove (the other question you replied to) - will it be ok to have metal lintel above?
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:02 pm

lyons,
Aim for something about 75mm wide and 6mm thick, the metal will be unaffected by the stove.
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