2020 11 24
but now there is paper report and the chief of the fire Department told me I was not to use the chimney because my insurance would be no good well that sounds serious this little cheek of masonary that is gone is still about 2 feet of fieldstone -- away from anything burnable .. doesn't matter --- the piece of paper says I must not use the fireplace until I get that fixed and they don't just replace the little chunk of masonary I now have to put in a stainless steel liner inside this massive collection of fieldstone .. which I called two people too 2 2 chimney fixers and both gave an estimate of about $5000 and then they disappeared having charged me $269 to come and inspect it ..
I tried to get them back to fix it with many phone calls it didn't help so I tried another off the Internet And they came for an extra $200 on a Saturday and inspected it and told me I needed $10,000 worth of repair .. before I could use my chimney Furthermore they wanted 1/3 down 1/3 when they arrived with the parts and 1/3 at the completion .. that meant I would have given them $6000 tord finishing a job which they hadn't really even started yet and meant they could just disappear .. so I went to a local fire Department chief and he said he'd never heard of this company even though they're in the next town he said he suggested I try the Better Business Bureau .
so I will back the Internet and picked out one that had a BBB logo they are due to arrive here on Wednesday I don't know which Wednesday but they charge $269 for the inspection .. looking back not 10 months alltrack book I found a 269 check to one of the first chimney fixers but chimney fixer #3 or is it 4 said they were not related to whoever I already paid $269 to ..
point being my fireplace and the use thereof is now controlled by paper pushers probably in Hartford CT when for 30 years we've been doing very well was giving a fire extinguisher to Janine and putting her up on the roof . only problem there is the fire Department remembers that episode ..