Looking to build a new chimney in the house to install a Harman stove for burning coal.
I've read a bunch on NEPA about the various types and styles of chimneys. I've spent hours navigating various threads about all sorts of discussion about chimneys.
I've seen on NEPA both sides of stainless... people love it... people hate it. I've seen recommendations to never use it with coal, and also to only use it with coal.
I looked at the Ventis product from Olympia but they only sell to certified "chimney sweep association" members. And their "forever warranty" seems to have many catches that makes it difficult to take advantage of. Paying to have this type of chimney installed would take the cost from about $1500 for just materials to over $3000 to include installation.
So in the midst of the confusion, I've chosen to look hard at a block and clay chimney.
I built a block chimney about six years ago at a previous house for a wood stove. The chimney looked nice and the project went well... but I made some mistakes. Does anyone know of a DIY website that offers good, clear, guidance and instructions on building a chimney from scratch? Again, I've spent hours viewing and reading and haven't really come up with anything solid.
I talked with a local chimney dealer (mostly about the stainless products) and he sent me information about this Chimtek product. Does anyone have experience with this "chimney system"?