I wish everyone would use an alternate source. Maybe then they would get the hint and the flippin' price of diesel would come down.. I am sick of paying $2.50+ for diesel for my truck.
Went looking for a diesel VW Jetta for wifey. My buddy has one and he get 50 mpg+ !!
I could just imagine what it would cost to heat my 3,500sq ft. log home that is built in a stinkin' wind tunnel. It is about 20deg. right now with about 40 mph winds. I'm nice and toasty with my coal boiler slaving away.
Cost of coal to heat home --- $50 a ton ( soft coal)
price I pay "The Man" for heat --- a big Fat $0.00 !!!!
I looked into the stainless chimney also. I was looking at $1,800 for my 35 foot run I needed. I then looked for a local handyman to build a regular flue block chimney. It cost me $300 for material and $300 for the labor. I'm sure I got a deal but you might want to look around and see what you can come up with. Worth a try anyway. Not to mention they look alot nicer than stainless. .
My neighbor has a stainless and has had it up for 3 years now. he says he thinks he can only get another year or two out of his $1,500 chimney !!
BTW, when I was in Desert Storm we pulled into Dubai ( I'm a Navy vet) and we rented a car for the weekend, filled the tank for $4.00 (us $.) !! These Camel Jockeys do not pay anywhere close to what we pay. They are ripping us off and the good citizens of the US of A are letting them do it !!!
Diesel cars make up something like 33% of the vehicles in Europe, here it is more like 3%