Wood burning fireplace repair

Old 12-12-03, 10:40 AM
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Wood burning fireplace repair

I live in an older house in which a wood burning fireplace was installed when the house was built, back in the 30's, there was not a flue liner or anything else in it. It is brick and mortar inside and out. It has always worked great, but I have found that the damper has completely rusted and has large holes through it and the mounts to the masonry. I realize that this needs to be replaced and a liner installed.

My questions are, how hard is this to do, and if I decide to pay a pro to come in and do it, am I looking at several hundred dollars or a couple of thousand dollars. I live in the St Louis area so cost of living here is pretty low. Thanks for any advise.
Old 12-13-03, 10:42 AM
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It is advisable to hire a professional to do this. Best thing to do is to get estimates and see what the costs are in your area. Hard to give ideas on cost without a site review.

Good Luck!

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