CHIMNEY & FIREPLACE RESTORATION | MASONRY HEATERS & OVENS | VENTILATION | EDUCATION & INVESTIGATIONS
All classes are held in Independence, MO at our training center.
(6 days) Introduction to Masonry
This class is geared towards chimney professionals who want to learn how to do basic masonry repairs that are commonly needed when doing chimney relining and when repairing or rebuilding a firebox. Participants will learn how to grind and point brick masonry joints, how to repair a firebox, how to build cement caps/crowns, how to cut out and replace a section of bricks to access a smoke chamber, how to repair a smoke chamber, and rebuild several courses of brick on an exterior chimney. We will also discuss block and stone chimneys, and other forms of masonry fireplace restoration using pre-cast kits. This class or a working knowledge of masonry is required before taking other classes. Bring your own masonry tools (we provide a list). Register at www.hearthmasters.net
(3 + days) Building an Outdoor Fireplace
Participants will get hands-on practice building an outdoor Rumford style fireplace with a hearth and twisted chimney, and exterior finish work. We may run into a fourth day, so be prepared to stay over. This class is being presented by the Midwest Chimney Safety Council for members of the association. Join and register at www.mcsc-net.org.
(6 days) How to Build an Outdoor Brick Arch Oven
Hands-on and classroom study. Learn how to build an outdoor brick oven, build your own oven forms, and do finishing work. Includes the footing, base, wood bin, lintels, oven floor, insulation, block work, firebrick oven, twisted chimney, landing, and finish work using a variety of materials. After the oven is built we will have a pizza party at our house.
INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE SEMINARS
- Chimney Industry Seminars:Liner Choices and Sizing
- Documentation of chimney fire damages for insurance
- How to assemble a professional looking proposal
- How to use barter to increase your bottom line
- Marketing your chimney business
- Correcting negative air pressure and smoking problems
How to identify chimney fires and other damages
CHIMNEY INDUSTRY SEMINARS
Liner choices and sizing
Some of the groups we have conducted seminars for:
We travel all over the world. Contact us for more information.
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