Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )

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Jiminy Crickett - wasn't he in a Walt Disney movie?

Jun 26, 2016 05:06 AM
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I'd say call an exterminator and get the cricket out.  Too much noise at night.

Jun 26, 2016 11:52 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I know why we use it in Clarksville on our construction. It is used to send the water away from the chimney so the water will not back up, create force and cause problems.

Jun 26, 2016 01:02 PM
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I thought I knew and now reading the answers I do

Jun 26, 2016 08:43 AM
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Debbie Laity
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I have a chimney and I don't know what this is. 

Jun 26, 2016 07:44 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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I'm pretty sure it diverts the water around the chimney. I see it on lots of inspection reports.

Jun 26, 2016 05:32 AM
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Will Hamm
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Watching for the right answer on this one Barbara Todaro

Jun 26, 2016 05:16 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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Usually to divert water around chimneys.

Jun 26, 2016 05:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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To make noises in the middle of the night to keep us awake?

Jun 26, 2016 04:59 AM
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Keep out the rain! 

Jun 26, 2016 06:23 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Barbara Todaro - no did not Google it - and glad to see the answer from Scott Godzyk .

Jun 26, 2016 04:36 PM
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Nicholas Crane
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It is for diverting water and snow away from the chimney on a roof. 

Jun 26, 2016 02:49 PM
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Bob Crane
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Without my friends at the big G, I dont have a clue on this one, is it some sort of a damper?

Jun 26, 2016 12:12 PM
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Lise Howe
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I had no idea - so thank you Barbara for educating us all!

Jun 26, 2016 10:49 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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I think you should make it a habit Barbara Todaro and it is a good thing i know my new construction, in short a rain divertor 

Jun 26, 2016 10:19 AM
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Larry Johnston
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You get to let your conscience be your guide!

Jun 26, 2016 09:39 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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I've never heard of a chimney cricket.

Jun 26, 2016 09:22 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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Is that similar to crotch Crickets Barbara Todaro

Jun 26, 2016 09:01 AM
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Can we Bing it???

Jun 26, 2016 06:41 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Keep H2O out of brick chimney cracks like flashing....

So you are a medieval architect too?

Jun 26, 2016 06:40 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Fred Griffin beat me to this one! Damn you Fred!

Jun 26, 2016 10:53 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Not a big issue in Florida. Have to bone up now that I am back in Chicago!

Jun 26, 2016 10:41 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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We have one on our furnace chimney due to the slant of the roof there; did not need one for the fireplace chimney.

Jun 26, 2016 09:57 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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I just had my fireplace removed and didn't ask about the pieces of it, but I'm so glad it's gone - Jimney cricket is from Anaheim, Ca LOL

Jun 26, 2016 09:24 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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Isn't CHimney Cricket a Disney character ???

Jun 26, 2016 09:14 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Jiminy Cricket... I have no idea! (Most of our houses are now built without chimneys.)

Jun 26, 2016 09:13 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Thanks for the question. Please make it a habit so we can learn some new things about new construction.

Jun 26, 2016 09:06 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I need a tutor.

Jun 26, 2016 09:00 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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It diverts the water from the chimney, unlike Jiminy Cricket.

Jun 26, 2016 07:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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We had one in Michigan...

Jun 26, 2016 10:50 PM