Your thoughts on installing metal chimney up side of interior wall and using thimble into

MI Feller Posted By MI Feller, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:32 AM

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  1. MI Feller

    MI Feller
    New Member 2.

    Feb 9, 2010
    Appreciate the great comments on interior masonry chimneys on an older thread. About to remodel and ready for new chimney but wouldn't have to be masonry. Considering a boxed in 6" metal up interior wall thru a cathedral ceiling (1) Could you thimble into it thru wall same as with a masonry? (2) What would the cleanout be like? I'm guessing it would be a cap/plug at bottom so you could run a brush all the way down through it. (3) With this type installation would you make front panel removeable so as to be able to examine chimney top to bottom occassionally?
  2. oconnor

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Nov 20, 2005
    Nova Scotia
    Usually a metal flue would have a ceiling box where the smoke pipe from the stove connects to the flue. Cleaning is done by having the soot fall into the stove or a bucket.

    Any thimbles would be as the factory provides them - give the Selkirk website a look, they have some good planning tools there.
  3. begreen

    Mooderator 2.
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Seems like it could be done if all clearances were honored. But I can't see introducing a tee in the system with a cathedral ceiling or even boxing in the pipe. Keep it straight and simple if possible. It will draft and look better.

    PS: What stove is getting connected to this flue system?

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