LsFarm wrote:Putting a hole in a masonry chimney is not a difficult task, just some work. You use a hammer and chisel or better, use a masonry drill to make the circle for the thimble, then break out the brick, and flue liner with the hammer and chisel.. If you make a larger opening than planned, just use redi-mix mortar to shrink the opening size...
I certainly wouldn't let something so simple determine which boiler to buy. More importantly, do you have enough ceiling height to fill the AHS S130's coal hopper? It's fairly high.
Yah you're right. I always hesitate taking on a task for the first time.
I think my basement ceiling is +-~7.5' high.
I see the height depending on the hopper size is 60", 64" 70"
Does anyone know what the 250lb hopper size is according to that height chart? If 60" is 250lbs, I think that would leave me with enough height.