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I have a brick chimney that spalding pretty bad , mostly towards the top and going approx. 3-4 ft down. I know the proper thing to do would be take it down to the good line and rebuild. It's to bad to replace just the bad bricks. I don't forsee in the next 2-3 year, maybe more, getting to it.
To buy me some time can I brush up and clear all loose material, caulk cracks and put a feww good coats of paint to seal the brick to stop water penteration???
Just looking to buy some time. It not very tall on a low pitched roof and would be ez accesiable.