I'd like to install a wood stove for use with the EXTERNAL chimney in the picture below. Maybe I'm overs-ensitized to external chimneys from reading the views on this great site, but thought I'd ask if anyone has a similar chimney that works or doesn't, or if anyone has any comments. Today, this chimney is 20 ft tall, and not much taller than the roof peak. Probably needs to be taller. It is made of regular 16-inch square chimney block with a 9 1/2 inch square hole in each block. No flue tiles in it, so needs a liner. It was built for and used with an oil furnace which has been replaced with a gas furnace in another part of the house, so now this chimney is unused. The wood stove would be on the first floor and enter the chimney about 6 ft off the ground. I'd probably have it installed by the brick company that also sells the stove I want, and they would get the chimney to the right height, line it right, etc. They seem to know their stuff. Also, this place faces a lake and usually gets a pretty good breeze. So, I'm wondering, if a stove was installed to code and spec would the cooling effect of the external nature of the chimney still make for problems? Got one of these external guys? Does it work? Comments appreciated !
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