Fireplace chimney

Fireplace chimney

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:29 am

Hello, I have been looking into getting a stove, I would like a boiler but that is a little out of my price range for now, I have 1200 sq ft upstairs and 900 finished basement. The basement currently has had no heat supplied directly to it, and has remained in the high 60s, which is comfortable. I was planning on putting the stove in the basement, but seeing that the temperature stays pretty nice down there without heat, I am going to put my stove on the main floor. My plan was to vent it out my fireplace chimney. First question.

Is it possible to vent my stove directly into fireplace chimney? If so how would I do it.

My oil furnace which is in the basement is attached to my chimney, I'm not sure if it is the same one as the fireplace, or if it is a separate chimney. If it is the same chimney will it matter?

Final question, I had the chimney inspected and it liner has some cracks in it, is this a big deal for coal stoves?
xandrew245x
 

Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:53 am

If it is the same chimney will it matter?
Yes for home owner insurance.

I had the chimney inspected and it liner has some cracks in it
How big of cracks we talking about?

Is it possible to vent my stove directly into fireplace chimney? If so how would I do it.
Do I need a stainless steel liner for my chimney?
Wiz
 
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Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:49 am

I looked at my chimney this morning and it appears that there are two individual flues build into one chimney, I assume one is for my boiler and the other for the fireplace. One has a cap on it, and the other doesn't, they are side by side. When I had it inspected a year ago they sent a camera up it and from what I saw they were just hairline cracks in the terracotta liner, it didn't look like any pieces were chipped out. They told me to never burn wood in the fireplace, the guy I was buying the house off of told the guys that he vented a coal stove through it, and they said that was fine.

I guess I could have it reinspected and see what they say before I go ahead with a stove.
xandrew245x
 


Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:02 am

Thanks for showing me that thread, I read some of it the other night but was still a little unclear.
From what I have read the cracks in my lining should be okay for a coal stove, but never burn wood in it. Also from what I understand to hook the stove to the chimney I would just need to run enough vent pipe from the back of the stove up into the chimney correct?
xandrew245x
 

Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:26 am

Another question, I am looking at the harman mark 1 stove, if I put it in my basement would I be able to powervent it out through the basement wall?
xandrew245x
 

Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:59 pm

You can fab a block off plate for the top of the firebox(in the fireplace)to seal up the smoke chamber and Run the pipe to the plate,now for that last question the answer is no way,no powervent on any handfired stove because if you lose power or the vent stops running the stove will vent into the house and that would not be good: :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher:
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: Nighthawkgt21 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:01 pm

Hi, I'm new here and I've been having trouble with a slight sulfur smell. I'd like to change my gaskets but the place where I bought my stove wants $170 to change the gaskets. I watched videos and read forums on changing gaskets and am fairly mechanically inclined. The only problem is I can't find anywhere what size and length of gaskets to purchase. Any help would be very much appreciated. I have an alaska channing 3.
Nighthawkgt21
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska channing 3

Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:51 pm

Keepaeyeonit wrote:You can fab a block off plate for the top of the firebox(in the fireplace)to seal up the smoke chamber and Run the pipe to the plate,now for that last question the answer is no way,no powervent on any handfired stove because if you lose power or the vent stops running the stove will vent into the house and that would not be good: :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher: :stretcher:


Very very very good point, I didn't even think of that. That is why I ask questions!

Thank you for pointing that out.
xandrew245x
 

Re: Fireplace chimney

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:43 pm

This Is what IOF done on his fireplace damper plate
sealing the chimney
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size