Watch My Weekend DYI Project Replacing a Chimney Cap – [VIDEO]
I love Do-It-Yourself projects, probably because I'm cheap...and because I love working with my hands. This weekend I tackled replacing our masonry chimney cap.
We discovered a few weeks ago that the masonry cap on our chimney was broken and falling apart. Rather than wait weeks for a contractor to schedule an appointment, then maybe get back with us with a huge estimate at the beginning of next year, I decided to tackle the project myself. I also decided to video the steps in case anyone of you might want to try this project on your own.
The reason you have a masonry cap on your chimney in the first place, is to redirect rain and snow and create an even draft to pull smoke away.
To do this project, I used:
- 3, 50 pound bags of clean play sand
- 1, 80 pound bag of S-Type masonry mortar
- 1, 1/8"sheet of plywood
- A mixing tray
- A trowel (optional)
- A hammer
- A chisel
- A circular saw
- hoe for mixing the mortar
- 2 ladders
- safety glasses
- measuring tape
I hope you enjoyed the video. Is there a home improvement/repair segment you would like to see?