Old 04-11-00, 06:47 PM
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ihave a 100 year old frame house i would like to replace the old fireplace with new ones i have the old chimneys in place and seem to draw ok any segesttions on how i should modernize them to mmake them safe for a wood burning stove type unit thanks t1 for your help
Old 04-13-00, 07:19 AM
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Old chimneys are dangerous due to deterioration and creosote build-up. Have them all cleaned/inspected by a professional chimney sweep company with a video camera to lower down the chimney. If it is necessary, it is rather expensive to re-line chimneys with stainless steel flues or concrete, but that is the safest way to do it. Good Luck!

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