Does This Chimney Look Blocked??

does this chimney look blocked??

PostBy: lime4x4 On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:03 pm

I removed a couple of bricks from the bottom of my chimney to use the second flu.That flue was used for a coal/wood stove on the first floor probably about 40 years ago.I’m planning on cleaning it out and installing another ss liner in it.I’ve already removed about 7 5 gallon buckets of crap that came out so far. I want to run a handfired coal stove in the basment on low just to keep the chill out of the basement
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PostBy: AL-53 On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:11 pm

It looks like it is obstructed if that is not the bottom of the chimney you are looks like mortar..or clay from looking at the picture...try poking it with some cleaning rods to see what it mat be...


PostBy: lime4x4 On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:57 pm

that pic is from the bottom's just packed with soot and fine debri
the stove that was used on the first floor at one time is about 15 feet from the bottom of the comes out just makes one hell of a dust ball going on in the basment

PostBy: AL-53 On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:03 pm may have to build a little covering out of plastic or tarps to try to confine the dust...that is one packed flue....they must have never cleaned it ..ever...wear a dust mask for sure..never know what is in the safe....


PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:29 pm

I would suggest poking it with a stick while looking up. :lol:
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: lime4x4 On: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:11 pm

hah hah hah your it's all cleaned out now one hell of a mess in the basement[/code][/list][/list]