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Class A vs Masonary

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by wallpaper79, Jul 10, 2011.

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  1. wallpaper79

    wallpaper79 Member

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    For all of you knowledgeable people out there here is my case:

    May wife and I are in the process of building a new home (We have the basement dug). We will be putting a wood stove in the basement of the home. One of the major features of the home, is a large chimney on the front of the house. Originally I was thinking that I would put up a prefab chimney and build a chase around it, covering it with faux stone. Now I am wondering if I should shell out the extra money and have a mason build the thing. Please send along any comments.

    Also I have no Idea how to build the chase..does is get incorporated into the house structure? Should it be insulated? How will I case off the bottom so that I can still access the chimney clean-out?

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