Fireplace support

Noted the family room fireplace has a small crack on the right side in the mortar. In the crawl space below the fireplace there is support. The support are concrete block that turned on the sides instead of being vertical.



Is there a question in there somewhere, or just playing ‘show and tell’?

Mine question is just wondering how long those supports on the right are going to last. :wink:

Well, one of mine is… "Was anything discovered as to cause poor drafting as evidenced by the soot on the face block(stone)"?

Kinda makes ya go :-k:-k
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