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Question DetailsAsked on 12/13/2016

cost to lower a 6ft w x 5ft d x 18ft h chimney 10ft on 4 story apt building

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You can find some similar questions with some ballpark numbers in the Home > Chimney Repair (or is it just Chimneys) link on Browse Projects, at lower left. For that size chimney - presumably multi-flue if that big, you are almost certainly in the thousand + range, not hundreds of $, for the work.

I would presume, till shown otherwise, that the chimney was built to that height for a reason - and I would get it inspected and check with local building officials before doing anything drastic to it.

Before doing this you should have it checked by a Heating and A/C contractor familiar with your type of heating system if a heating system exhaust chimney - or a licensed chimney sweep if a chimney for fireplaces, because depending on local codes requiring certain chimney heights (to elevate the smoke above the houses), the number of chimneys or heating units contributing to the exhaust, type of roofing material in some areas (if combustible materials), etc it might have to be that height. Where it is located relative to the nearby roof and roof ridges is also critical - it has to be a certain height so the chimney exhaust is not blocked or improperly drafted by being too low to the roof, and in some areas has to be a certain height (though almost certainly not 18' above roof if that is what you mean) so its cap is a certain minimum height above any likely snow drifting on the roof.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


Note to readers - follow-on question and answer on cost and related items can be found here -

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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