I recently purchased a home with a chimney...it is used for both a wood burning fireplace and the furnace. one of the caps was missing so I had it replaced and had them look at the chimney as I was aware it needed mason work at a minimum. I must add I do not ever plan to burn wood as my son and I have asthma. The guy who capped the chimney said not to use the fireplace (not an issue). He said it needs a lot of work up on the roof and that the liner is not the correct size for the furnace I have. He also said the size I need for my furnace would not fit in the current chimney. I explained I’m in the process of replacing the furnace and he said to get the specs and he will try to help. My plumber insists there is no issue and the furnace has been there using that fireplace for 30 years. Now the plumber is having a disagreement with the town inspector regarding the BTUs so I’m assuming the chimney guy was correct. The plumber is saying it meets code and certifying it. My question is what is the most cost effective way to resolve this as I suspect I will need to make some correction to this fireplace to make it safe to vent my gas furnace. Funds are limited but I need my house safe and I am very concerned about how this can be resolved.