Filling Space between Chimney and Floor

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by ICY99, Oct 7, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ICY99

    ICY99
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    CENTRAL, NY
    Hello,

    The chimney goes right up through the center of my house. We are doing some remodeling and now want the entire chimney to be exposed. It used to be behind a wall. It is 17x17 block. The problem is that there is a gap of about 3" all the way around it where it comes from the basement up to the 1st floor. There is no fire hazard as there is no burning in the basement. Any ideas/experience on sealing the gap?

    Thanks!
     

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. richg

    richg
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    63
    Please provide some pics, thanks.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. Gooserider

    Gooserider
    Expand Collapse
    Mod Emeritus

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    10
    Loc:
    Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
    That gap may be a code requirement... There are spacing requirements for clearance between a chimney and combustible materials, so you may be limited in what you can do to close that gap... As stated, pictures may be helpful in figuring out what your best approach might be.

    Gooserider
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. ICY99

    ICY99
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    CENTRAL, NY
    I appreciate the replies. My question is now obsolete as I have decided to completely tear out the block chimney and replace with a Class A stainless. Thanks for your time anyway.
     
  5. Gooserider

    Gooserider
    Expand Collapse
    Mod Emeritus

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    10
    Loc:
    Northeastern MA (near Lowell)
    Glad to have helped... Good luck with the new project, and bear in mind that the stainless chimney still has clearance requirements. The manual for whatever product you're installing should have the details and listings of the hardware required for a safe installation.

    Gooserider
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page