for those of you that have built a masonry chimney ..

Re: for those of you that have built a masonry chimney ..

PostBy: bsteckel On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:13 pm

sounds like a metal chimney has served you well, Oliver. The one i picked up has a nice coating of creosote in it, so maybe it will take a few years for the flyash to even get to the metal :lol: this garage/ coal boiler project has exceeded my intended budget so far (my wife makes it a point to remind me often) ... it is metal for me for now. I have a long way ( and a lot of parts) to go ... thanks everyone.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA600

Re: for those of you that have built a masonry chimney ..

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:48 pm

bsteckel wrote:sounds like a metal chimney has served you well, Oliver. The one i picked up has a nice coating of creosote in it, so maybe it will take a few years for the flyash to even get to the metal :lol: this garage/ coal boiler project has exceeded my intended budget so far (my wife makes it a point to remind me often) ... it is metal for me for now. I have a long way ( and a lot of parts) to go ... thanks everyone.
Let me tell you what happens when you don't take care of a metal chimney. I bought a used metal-bestos chimney at an auction. It was going to be temporary for the shop, as I knew I was going to install a masonry chimney down the road. Because of the slippery metal roof on the shop, I never cleaned the chimney. Like I said, it was temporary. Last year, when inspected from below, I noticed the inner lining was eaten away enough that one side leaned across, touching the opposite side. I used it that way last winter. It kind of acted like a manual damper. I took down the metal chimney this fall. All that remained was the dense filler material. The inner stainless pipe was GONE. How is that for getting use out of a metal chimney???
oliver power
 
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Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
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Re: for those of you that have built a masonry chimney ..

PostBy: jimg On: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:12 pm

Whether is is practical in this day and age ,I can't say, but our house, built in the mid-1800's, had two brick chimneys in the attic that were built on either a wooden "table" in one case or essentially a box frame of vertical boards(chestnut about 16 inches wide...). In addition, a summer kitchen built around 1920 also has the same arrangement. Stovepipe and through the floor thimbles carried the fumes to the chimney. There was also a full height Chimney in the kitchen. At any rate, it might be possible to use that approach and eliminate a portion of the block portion saving a considerable amount of weight in the process. The actual masonry portion of the chimney was probably about 8 feet high.


Jim
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Re: for those of you that have built a masonry chimney ..

PostBy: oliver power On: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:30 pm

jimg wrote:Whether is is practical in this day and age ,I can't say, but our house, built in the mid-1800's, had two brick chimneys in the attic that were built on either a wooden "table" in one case or essentially a box frame of vertical boards(chestnut about 16 inches wide...). In addition, a summer kitchen built around 1920 also has the same arrangement. Stovepipe and through the floor thimbles carried the fumes to the chimney. There was also a full height Chimney in the kitchen. At any rate, it might be possible to use that approach and eliminate a portion of the block portion saving a considerable amount of weight in the process. The actual masonry portion of the chimney was probably about 8 feet high.


Jim
Quite often you'll see the floors sagging from the weight of that set up. When the chimney goes all the way to a footer, it saves ALL the weight from being on the structure.
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2