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  • The Benefits of tuck-pointing your chimney

    It’s another beautiful day in Oregon and today we Re-pointed another chimney.  As you can see in the photo below numerous places in the chimney have mortar joints that are cracked or rotted away, there are also problems with some of the joints that are not so apparent and those include joint weakness and loose joints. When […]

  • Wood And Pellet Stove Sales and Installation

    We sell and install Napoleon brand wood stoves and pellet stoves. We have received rave reviews from our customers regarding aesthetics and heat output. The following photos are of a particularly challenging installation (Click to enlarge photos:)

  • Applying Tamoseal to a crown and Tuck pointing a chimney

    We were recently on another tuck-point job in Willamette county and during this one, we tuck-pointed this chimney and applied Tamoseal to its crown.   In the before photos above you can see evidence of deterioration in many of the mortar joints. You can also see cosmetic stains on the brick and the flashing. This staining […]

  • Damper replacement.

    So you have a damper that will not open or close, is rusted out or is non-existent. The economical solution is to have a top-closing damper installed. This damper is made of stainless steel, so it will not rust. It also keeps rain and animals out. If a crown and flue tile is not present […]

  • Designing a fire escape plan

    When we speak about preventing fires and fire safety a couple of topics usually comes up and those include the use of smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, removing fire hazards in the chimney, preventing electrical fires, and others. Today I want to talk about one that may not be as obvious, but is just as […]