Burning wood in old coal fireplace??

Old 11-16-00, 09:34 PM
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I just bought a 1912 house. I was told by the previous owner that the fireplace was a coal burning fireplace. Can I use it to burn wood or does it need major modifications?
Old 11-16-00, 10:05 PM
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Before you burn ANYTHING in a fireplace that old, have it cleaned/inspected by a pro with a lighted video camera.
Unless there has been a flue liner added at some point, I would think that this old coal burning fp might be too dangerous.
However, if it is deemed safe to burn coal, it should be safe to burn wood.
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Old 11-17-00, 09:15 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I definitely will get a pro to do an inspection first.

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