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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:22 am 
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The render is absolutely solid. Just below (no more than a mm) the hairline cracks is a thin iron band. This iron is causing the cracking when hot( fire place used regularly). What is this iron doing spaced every 2 feet? Can I hack it out? Should I use expanded mesh and a thick render? Or Cementone and paint with Bedec masonary paint? Be really grateful for some solid advise. Also tried uploading photo but didn't work!


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:20 am 
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Could you post a couple of photos please.

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richardb wrote:
Also tried uploading photo but didn't work!


The usual problem is that the pics are too large, reduce the size down to 1000 pixels wide and it'll be OK.

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Ok I think this photo should show enough. You can see the rust.


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The top half of stack needs re-rendering



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cotswold builders wrote:
The top half of stack needs re-rendering
Thanks for advise and I hope to get this discussion rolling. The problem is not the render as previously stated. The problem lies in the embedded iron just benieth the surface which heats and causes hairline cracking.
The question really is what the heck is this metal doing there in the first place and can it be lacked out?
ayjay? davyp? Anyone?


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In not an expert but I remember there being some structure metal in chimney, the idea of mesh and render may work the crack is due to movement only real solution would be to underpin house around chimney area that involves digging underground and will be expensive. Removing metal brackets will make cracks worse in my opinion

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Wow! underpinning the house. This thread has already become surreal!


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