Replacing chimney pipe


Old 10-05-05, 12:04 PM
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Replacing chimney pipe


We have a house, about 25 yrs old, from which we had to have the brick chimney removed because it was not built into the house; it was just built on *top* of the roof. (Ya would have thought the house inspector would have found THAT one...) Anyway, when we discovered the problem (thanks to a leak due to the pressure), we had it removed immediately. The contractor who removed it took everything - pipe, etc. - and just sealed it at the roofline.

We thought we would get vent-free logs but research has dissuaded us from that.

The chimneysweep dude was unable to find a pipe to fit. He said that he could make one but insurance co. would be unhappy if there were to be a fire.

Any suggestions on where *I* could look for a pipe (I don't know what else to call it - but the thing that sticks out of the roof that is surrounded by the "chimney" that we see from the street).


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Old 10-05-05, 03:30 PM
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Replacing chimney pipe

If you are going to go with a tin chimney, you should use a double wall stainless chimney.

Almost all insurance companies will accept it.

Don't take a chance on something less. If you try to sell and the new owners have a good home inspector he should catch it and make a comment (either standards compliance or safety issue). This could put you in a poor position ($$$$) during the sale since the buyer could walk away unless it was brought up to a proper standard at your expense. This could leave with wasted time, your house off the market for a while and a possible notation on a disclosure form.

If you do not care about the selling situation, you only have to worry about the insurance coverage and possibly code issues.

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