New exterior wall chimney with an offset?

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Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
Long Island NY
If you go the elbow (out and up) route, make sure you go tall enough, see my post above.

all night moe

Burning Hunk
Nov 19, 2015
I am curious about this, your HO insurance company has specific rules that require all chimneys to be enclosed? Are you in an area with higher risk of wild fire or wind issues? I am just curious as to why they would have specific requirements about it.
Not my HO insurance per say. I don't know the details to this policy.

I am at 1500ft in elevation, give or take. I am almost at the very top of the hills in my area. We can experience heavy wind gusts.
I am sure this is a major factor. Insurance co allows wood furnaces but not WS too ........ supposedly. :rolleyes:



Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
WI, Leroy
time for a new insurance co. most of these co. do not know squat when talking on phone they just quote what ever might be in a manual. heck even the inspectors they send out are woefully under educated. (personal experience over a lot of years) sometimes its not the per say but their underwriter which for the most part are even more clueless.