blrman07 wrote:Welcome to the forum. Before we can possibly comment on your situation we need a bit more information. First off will be what area do you live? Who told you that if you replace the boiler you have to put a liner in the chimney? What and why do you want to replace the boiler? As you can see a lot of info would be needed before we can even comment.
Hello Rev. Larry.
Maine code requires a chimney liner when installing a new boiler/furnace when the chimney is unlined. My question relates to the possibility that I might burn coal on the existing flue that I am also burning oil on. I know, there are two No-No's here. But I am trying to determine the risks here so that I can make an informed decision that I can live with - like in "continuing to live".
I live in this big old drafty farmhouse that I plan on selling next year. It is very expensive to heat this house with oil. I was hoping to lower my costs by burning coal in addition to oil.
I was thinking about warming up the basement with a coal burning stove. Rising heat would also warm the floor above. I was thinking about placing the stove near the oil fired boiler and tapping in to the existing stove pipe.