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'' thunder/rumbling'' in chimmney

Discussion in 'Building' started by onion_soup, 7 Mar 2007.

  1. onion_soup

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    loud noise in chimney lots of wet sand in fireplace

    noise is intermittent and sound of sand falling follows

    any advice ?

    TIA
     
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    Check if there's someone on your roof pouring wet sand down your chimney?

    How long as this been going on? not since christmas by any chance?
    ;)

    Is there a bird caught in there? dislodging loose and crumbling mortar?
     
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    no roof is clear :LOL:

    2 days :confused:

    must be a big bird :?: removal tips ?




    :eek:
     
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    is there a stainless metal flue liner rattling about in the flue? these do tend to make a racket.
     
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    the mortar in your cement and brick work is crumbling the hot and cold use will only make it worse what is it like outside holes in mortar maybe
    white stains from calcium leaching from cement
    crazycanuck
     
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    is the chimney used?, what sort of fire?
    lost of sand?, how much, as is it affecting structural stability of the chimney?

    rumbling sounds like a liner in there and th ewind catching it and bashing it against the damp parging of the chimney.
    How old the house?
     
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    call Sesame Street :rolleyes:
     
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    no
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    empty fireplace no aplliance installed boarded up

    about 15kg old and new sand (new sand wet/ moist over old dried thick layer) stack seems stable .
    2nd rumbling and more sand deposited today after 1st clean up

    where would liner be visible from ?

    1920-30s :(
     
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    done earliest they can come to collect is 10-14 days ;)
     
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    be careful.......the gestation period is 7 days :eek: could be a Hitchcock-like scenario in your living room if they escape :p
     
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    :eek: update

    chimney swept lots of dirt/sand and some motar removed


    Nige f your big bird was dispatched to sesame street ;)


    Which 'hat' for chimney to stop dirt/water and birds with

    gas fire ?

    TIA
     
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