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Old 06-23-2014, 05:06 PM  
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This might be the video on how not to do it.


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Old 06-23-2014, 06:40 PM  
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I think most of that tubing went into his living room.

The chimney shop nearby won't sell material to non-pros and I gave up my home improvement license.
I guess I'll get bids.



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Years ago they used to just run gas exhaust into the chimney but I think you need a liner now.

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Old 06-24-2014, 08:30 AM  
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One of our utility companies sent us a notice saying that due to code changes "federal law requires a chimney liner" for new or replacement gas appliances venting into outside masonry chimneys.
I thought state law regulates this.

Maybe we're grandfathered but I'm still going to get bids.

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You could cap the chimney and put a direct vent out the back of the chimney, I think.

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I'll dig through the fireplace insert instructions. . .again. . .this time looking for venting recommendations.
But with our smoke & CO detectors and our not using this fireplace for the summer, this gets low priority.

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Did a recon mission to the chimney supply people.

His WAG for my chimney was three or four kilobucks and six hours to remove creosote and reline.

The laws have changed due to unlicensed people doing work.

For this much money I could put a snap-action thermal switch in my chimney hooked to an alarm or maybe somebody already makes a chimney fire detector device.

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You do have to have the chimney cleaned anyway.

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Chimfex puts out chimney fires, assuming you know when you have one.

The chance of our having a chimney fire within the next year is 100x or 200x lower than the chance of me dying within the year. It kind of bumps the urgency of this down into the noise.

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But if you have a fire the chances go to 100 percent.
My dad got a deal on left over fire brick from the powerplant at the sawmill. We had the neatist chimney fire, the flame were about five ft high, it looked like a moon shot gone wrong. The outside of the chimney never even got warm. The neighbours sure got excited.



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