Chimney Concerns

Chimney concerns

PostBy: BMiller On: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:19 pm

I have a Petit Godin Coal stove that I have only burned wood in for the last 20 years.
I would like to use coal this coming winter but need to make sure the chimney is safe.
The stove is on a hearth and connected by stove pipe to the flue (I plan to put in new stove pipe).
Is the current brick and mortar chimney good to use as is or do I need to line it with a metal lining?
Stove/Furnace Make: Godin
Stove/Furnace Model: Petit Godin

Re: Chimney concerns

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:44 pm

Does the current chimney have a clay liner or is it just bricks?
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Chimney concerns

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:12 am

It doesn't need a liner if you only burn coal as there is no chance of a chimney fire. Clean it first so you are starting with a clean chimney. As long as your chimney will pull a draft gasses won't escape into the house, it is a vacuum and any small cracks will pull air from the house into it.
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520