what are my options??

Old 03-03-02, 10:08 PM
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what are my options??

I currently reside in a tri-level single family home. I am interested in building a fireplace or installing a wood burning stove in my basement living room. If I build a fireplace i would like a masonry chimney since my house is masonry. However I will most likely install a wood stove. What are my options for both? What kind of chimney options are available for a wood stove? If I could go through the roof that would be the most desirable way to go. Thanks for the help.
Old 03-09-02, 07:02 AM
Don Fuller
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I would suggest that you build a raised masonry hearth, with a masonry back wall (perhaps appearing like a fireplace without the opening) and perhaps a masonry shelf at the mantle height. An Outside wall can be used but an inside location of a chimney produces a better functioning chimney, in either case a common chimney block structured chimney with a cast in place masonry flue lining which is sized to appropriately fit your selected stove can be built which can be much less expensive to build than a fireplace. The common block chimney structure can be faced with brick or stone where it is exposed internally and exteriorly. The refractory linings are tested in excess of chimney fire temperatures and have proven themselves for over twenty years in wood and coal stove applications to be superior to clay and "steel" liners.

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