Sam Herndon recently detected a cracked capstone atop a chimney during a home inspection for a potential buyer.
That in itself didn’t make it a notable discovery. It wasn’t his first such find.
Rather it was the location of the chimney, situated away from the home’s center line — imagine a smokestack on the side of a mountain — which it needed to rise above to draw air properly. The pitch was so steep, Herndon, who used to repel and climb, said he’d been reluctant to climb on it with a rope …
Southeastern Missourian | May 15, 2017