Rebuild / replace chimney


Old 10-24-05, 01:30 PM
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Rebuild / replace chimney

Hi, I have a house built in 1926. I believe that the fireplace in it was originally woodburning but was later converted back to gas and intend to go back to wood. While inspecting the chimney I found that the former owners had removed the brick chimney above the roof line. So now that chimney empties into the attic. I was curious about different methods of rebuilding teh chimney. For example, can I put a plate over the chimney with a 6" pipe going through it to act as a chimney? Any ideas would be great.
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Old 10-24-05, 05:25 PM
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You will need to contact a chimney professional. The chimney must be inspected for deterioration and to determine if a liner is necessary. The chimney must also meet building codes and a permit will be required.
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