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is it possible to have two fireplaces along the same stack? we bought a home and there are two open fireplaces, one on the first floor and one right above it on the 2nd, and neither can currently work because of blockages in the chimney. does anyone know if it is possible to have both fireplaces actually function as such, or would it only be that one could function and the other could be open for decorative purposes?
thanks so much.

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Hello all,
I am in need of an inspector to check out a fireplace that has not been used in over 15 years. I am hoping it will just need a cleaning, however I fear the fireplace may not be up to code. Can anyone suggest a fireplace specialist? I need to know the estimated cost for both potential situations so I can negotiate the proper amount of “credit” if and when the time comes to close on the apartment purchase.
Thanks!

So the house we are closing on in a couple weeks has a couple of strange looking fireplace hearth things in the kitchens both upstairs and down that they currently have gas ranges sitting in front of or slightly into. They kind of appear to be the back side of the fireplaces to the house next door but they are about 5 feet tall and are square recesses about the width of a conventional range which probably had some sort of wood stoves recessed into them when the house was built? It’s obvious that they couldn’t be easily removed – especially if they are indeed connected to the house next door as they are brick and this brick appears to run all the way to the ceiling on both floors. Does anyone have pictures or suggestions about what to do with them to incorporate them into the rooms and what they were for originally? The house would have originally been a 1 family so I find it odd that there is one upstairs in what would have probably been an upstairs bedroom. We would like to make that room into a master bath. In the matching room below, which is the going to remain the kitchen we would like to somehow incorporate it into the room but we would also like to get a nice Wolf or Viking stove so I don’t think one would fit back into that recess, but it would be cool if it indeed has an open chimney that could double as a vent for the stove. Downstairs they do have a ventahood stuck into this slot and have glued on some copper colored tiles all around that area. Curious if anyone else has these in their houses and what you did with them? I suppose the one upstairs could become a linen closet or something as there are also regular type fireplaces on the opposite walls in what will be the bedroom upstairs and the dining area below that we will refinish as decorative or put gas logs in. Would love to see pics of what others have done with these things and know what their original purpose was. I tried to post a pic but for some reason it wont upload.

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hi, i have some marble fireplaces that i am selling. they are in a brownstone in midtown. i was wondering does any body have any idea where i can go to get a fair price for them. 2 are white and 1 is black. they are in good shape, will try to post a pic of them here. if anyone would like to see them,send me your email and i can show them. thank you.

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We have a large marble surround fireplace. At least I thought it was marble until my son pulled out a piece, and it turns out it’s grey slate. It is black with gold and white ‘marble’ effects. The room would look much better with a black fireplace mantle. How do I go about painting it black? Can I or would it be best to replace?

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This past Saturday we had our second floor bedroom fireplace mantle relocated to the parlor floor living room (no idea why a previous owner would remove a fireplace from that location). We ended up using Manny Lassalle from the recommendations on this website and we are so glad we did.

Manny and his crew removed the mantle, opened up the wall covering the firebox, relocated the hearth (saving all the flooring to be installed in the old hearth location), reinstalled the mantle in the new location and finished off the firebox with cement and brick.

Everything came out perfect! Manny and his crew arrived on time, protected the floor and went right to work. They were careful not to damage anything and really focused on the job that they were doing. Manny is easy to get a hold of and always returns your phone call in a timely manner. He even came by the house a couple of times to figure out the scope of work even before we made our decision to use him.

If you need any type of chimney work done, do yourself a favor and call Manny. I believe you will not be disappointed. If you need any further information please feel free to contact us.

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I have the pieces (I hope all of them) of three slate mantles in my basement, which I’m hoping to re-install. They’re covered in about 500 layers of paint. I couldn’t save the original ‘marble’ finish, but the slate is 2 different colours. I think the best approach will be to restore the marbling to them. Can anyone recommend someone that might be able to do this for me?
Also any recommendations on someone to help work out the puzzle and get them re-installed? Most of the pieces are so heavy I can’t move them at all.
Thanks as always for the help!