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Posted By aansorge,
Jun 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The gas insert coming out...
The prefab still in...
The pre-fab is behind the brick. I am planning on taking the drywall covered brick facade down anyhow, so I think I'll do that first to avoid taking the insert out the back of the chase. Does this sound like a good plan?
If you are gutting the wall anyway, it wouldn't make since to mess with taking anything out of back of the chase.
This is a complete tearout with flue pipe included, right? What is the overall game plan here?
I'm planning on tearing out the pre-fab fireplace, the brick facade on the front, insulating the chase, and installing an 8 inch class A liner. The chase will be dura rocked and have a heat shield for extra protection. I'm cutting through some mortar between the bricks right now using a 4 1/2 inch grinder with a masonry blade. Dusty! Is this the best method for removing a brick wall?
If you can achieve 2" or greater clearance from combustibles for the class A all the way up there is no need for insulating the chase, durock interior or extra heat shielding. The pipe will be safe. The chase will need a firestop at the first floor ceiling level and I'd add a clean out access door to the exterior.
If all else fails, a chisel and sledge take out brick pretty quickly.
Are you in Australlia? (Upside down pics ?)
Looks good. Looking forward to this install.
Are you using an iPhone or iPad? If so, the button (home button) needs to be on the left for all pics to come out right. If button is down, the pics are sideways, if button is to the left, there upside down.
I tried a metal punch and the blunt side of a small axe and it is working great on the bricks...way better than the angle grinder and way less dust.
When I was mentioning dura rock and the shield, I was talking in the stove area, not up the chase.
I should have said a cold chisel. Sounds like you are making good progress now. Keep taking pics per instruction.
The brick is coming down...!
I need to get this picture thing memorized...
Much better...I was getting a headache looking at those.
Looking forward to the progress pics. Right side up.
Brick is off...
Have the drywall down.
Now wish me luck on getting the prefab out!
I think this is a no-no, but can I run my class A up the existing chimney? It is either a 13 or a 14 inch diameter pipe.
Also, the blaze king literature says that the minimum alcove width is 48 inches. I am right at that with the studs. Does the dura rock covering this decrease me down to below minimum? I will have the heat shields on the king and was planning on heat shields for the walls as well.
I removed the gas liner (easy peasy) but now I'm trying to get out the pre fab wood chimney. It is triple lined and it isn't budging. I have tried to twist it from the top and bottom with no luck. I'm thinking of taking an angle grinder to it to see if it is an attachment issue or simply a weight issue.
Keep your fingers out of the gap if you try and grind it apart. Sawzall would be a good tool for this too.
The fireplace is whats holding the weight of that air cooled flue. Once you get that fireplace moving? That chimney is gonna start dropping. As Highbeam said, watch your fingers. Its literally just sitting on top of it
A couple of guys ( one 90, the other in his 80's) came over and figured it out for me...
Now I just need to get the chimney out. Tomorrow.
The triple walled chimney does not want to come apart. I think I'm going to have cut it all up. What a pita.
Persistence with a sawzall and grinder pays off...
you mean a UL103ht class a chimney pipe, right? and not a liner...
edit: never mind, read the whole thread