Q&A Venting a wood burning fireplace

QandA Posted By QandA, Dec 1, 2007 at 6:52 PM

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    I want to put a wood burning fireplace in my basement. I took out an old boiler which was vented to a masonry chimney approx. 8-10 inches in diameter. Can I use this old chimney which runs up through the walls and above the roof to vent a wood burning fireplace? If not, due you have any suggestions or alternatives?

    Thanks for your time and consideration.



    Answer:

    Chances are that you can use the chimney IF:

    you install a freestanding fireplace or wood stove which requires the same size or smaller diameter chimney.

    DO NOT TRY TO:

    Install a masonry fireplace or pre-fab zero clearance fireplace into this chimney

    ALSO: Make certain the chimney has a terra cotta (tile) liner...if not, you can line it with a stainless steel pipe.

    Hope that helps.
     
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