Since you and I have first exchanged words on this MB, I have tried very hard to give you the benefit of doubt.
Your statements above have just cemented my belief that you are not a credible person to take seriously.
I don’t give a rat’s arse how long you have been doing what you have been doing. Just because you have never seen it, does not make it wrong. You obviously fit into the category of all the other GC’s that have been doing it wrong forever.
That is the biggest crock of sh*t I have heard in a long time on this MB. I see these chimney’s virtually weekly. Except for being in need of some tuck pointing, and possibly some flue liner repairs (if a fireplace chimney), most of them are in excellant condition. As others have stated, they are designed this way to accomodate differing roof structures.
You have just earned the honor of being added to my very short ‘ignore’ list.
Don’t like what I had to say? Reality sometimes sux. Deal with it!
Okay, now that I’ve vented, you would think I am feeling much better, right? Wrong! I am getting awfully sick and tired of these so called ‘experts’ giving others that need help “bad information” and then giving some lame a s s excuse why they can’t support their position. Awww… your friggin computer crashed! Poor baby!! Uh, let’s see… your computer must have had the only documentation in existance, right? Let’s see, you posted to the MB, so you are on-line, so GOOGLE the info and post it here!!!
And BTW… why the hell would a roofer repair a chimney anyway? He’s a roofer, not a mason!!!
My apologies to all other ‘professionals’ that had to endure my rant. Sometimes, enough is enough, and this time, the line has been crossed one time too many.