Clay liner inside a brick chimney incased within a block wall top to bottom with two flues. One in the basement for the oil burner. One upstairs for burning wood.
Would like to replace the oil burner with an Ideal Steel.
No. I had posted my experience to the OP, letting them know it only took 3-4 minuets to insulate the liner, even though it may not have even been necessary.. than others proceeded to call me out.
Edit: my point was insulating the liner was easy and cheaper than buying a pre insulated liner.
Yes it’s colder than more often than SC or TX, but not as extreme as it is more North.
I respect him cause he is an elder that has been doing this longer than I have been alive.
Why would he stear me wrong? I already had the insulation and me and his son did all the labor.
I don’t know, makes sense to me. Colder climates would have more trouble keeping the liner hot enough. Especially on external chimneys in poor condition.
My chimney is center of house, in great condition and only rises 18” above roof.
The dudes been in the business since the days of old when...
My guy said I didn’t need insulation on the liner either, in my south jersey climate, he said the rules are written for people in more northern climates (like you I suppose.) we did it anyway since I already had gotten it. Putting it on took less than 4 minuets. He said a liner without the...
Would have to see a picture. My turkeys and chickens used to skit all over my wood. I would just wipe it off on my dogwood tree. Eventually stacked it all up in the sun room, then spare bedroom.
Edit: Shouldn’t your pile be covered?_g
I appreciate this forum and all I have come to learn here from the kinder folks but, all the bickering and brand wars is distasteful.
I have often wondered if the bk’s are getting free stuff from the VP for being such fan boys.
Furthermore, I have found the search feature on this forum less...
Forgive me if I’m wrong, and please know I’m not trying to be argumentative or get in some kind of battle, but don’t most people that switch from masonry to freestanding, have the stove out on the hearth? Sometimes even going as far as to lower the hearth down closer to floor level and extend it...
I don’t know anything about the Drolet. More information about your situation would be helpful. Room size, square feet of the house? Are you looking for ambiance/ supplemental heat or primary heat/ long burn times?
Take a look at this one. It has its roots in Nova Scotia...
I’m impressed with how well they work. Burns hot for 2-3 hours. Very little ash or coals; which makes sense considering it’s compressed dust. Two bio blocks fit side by side perfectly.
I just wish I could get them more locally. I asked the mom and pop hardware store down the road to look into...