Double wall chimney in closet


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Old 10-20-13, 02:23 PM
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Double wall chimney in closet

I bought our house knowing that it needed some fixing-up.

I am pretty handy with tools and materials, but not code.

The house has a double wall chimney that runs from the basement, ( where there use to be a wood stove) thru the back door closet on the main floor and the master bedroom closet on the second floor.

My question is, can I enclose the chimney in order to turn the back door closet into a pantry for the kitchen and finish up the closet upstairs ?


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Andre
 
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Old 10-21-13, 03:05 AM
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Welcome to the forums Andre!

If I understand correctly, the answer is yes. You'll loose a little space when you frame up in front of the chimney but you can hide the brick behind a wall...... or have I misunderstood your question?
 
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Old 10-21-13, 03:46 AM
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Hi Mark, thanks for the reply.

The chimney is a double wall stainless steel (12 in round). Whoever added this chimney to the house does not appear to be a pro. My concern is, is it legal to enclose the chimney (Building code). I don't intend to use the chimney for the time being, but when I do I don't want the chimney to get hot and start a fire in an enclosed area and the insurance blaming me for it.

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Old 10-21-13, 03:54 AM
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Waiting on Marksr to make the rounds..........my understanding is that there must be a 2" clearance around the pipe's circumference. Canada may have different rules, so check with locals there to see if that bears true.
 
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Old 10-21-13, 03:59 AM
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I had a brick chimney stuck in my brain

Metal chimney flues get enclosed all the time but as Larry pointed out - you have to have a minimum clearance/distance to combustibles. Check with your local permit office for the required specs. The stove pipe manufacture would also know. If those two have different requirements, go with the longer distance!
 
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Old 10-21-13, 04:26 AM
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Thanks guys.

I will post my findings. This project should keep me busy this winter, along with other renos.

Andre
 
 

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