View attachment 92098 View attachment 92098 First, this is a great forum! I have spent hours reading many topics here. I have a question on our hopeful upcoming project, though. We have a raised peninnsula propane fireplace that is an eyesore and never used in our 1 story rancher. It measures 34"w x 24"d x 26"h with drywall above, sides and below. I would like to take the "box" out and refinish the back wall to install a wood stove. (I hope I am describing this well.) My question is, can the 10"-12" flue pipe from the ceiling to the attic be kept and use the appropriate 6"-8" double liner wall inside it? Can I keep eveything from ceiling to out the roof since it will be the same straight shot as the new? I appreciate any advice here. So far, all I have heard is everything from "a new masonary chimney has to be built...go with gas...but on another wall" to "$2,500 covers most any job". Seems like the days of a few years ago. Thanks!