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0961 Lateral Support for Masonry Chimneys - Heating - Masonry Chimneys
0961 Lateral Support for Masonry Chimneys - Heating - Masonry Chimneys -

Image Text: A: since lateral support is required every 12 feet, most chimneys in wood frame houses over 1 story high will require additional bracing (often at each floor level and/or the attic) > you will not be able to SEE if this bracing has been provided, but you may be able to see the RESULTS of missing bracing > wood frame house > laterally unsupported portion of chimney > B: unless the chimney is very tall, additional bracing probably will not be required > tall chimneys are typically tied back to the roof with metal braces > masonry or masonry veneer house > laterally unsupported portion of chimney

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