LiftedAWDAstro wrote:Why run it inside the house? Why not just move it out to the exterior and box it in to match the siding?
I thought about that, but from what I understand I should keep the chimney inside the envelope of the house as much as possible. As a colder chimney is more likely to experience draft problems. If I push the chimney outside and build a box around it, will it stay warm enough to eliminate draft problems? It would sure look a lot nicer if it were encased, although I'm in Amish country and a big ugly run of block chimney isn't an uncommon sight.
And thanks everyone for the feedback!