I don't want to remove the entire flue just the part jutting out fro mthe wall and then seal it somehow.
Prior to hanging drywall in my basement I need to remove an old unused woodstove chimney flue. I was hoping that by the time I furred out my walls that it wouldn't stick out past my studs, however it does so I need to do something. The peice jutting out looks like the stuff plant pots are made of. Orange clay material. About 8" round flarred out to 9" or 10". I was thinking about knocking it out and filling in the hole in the concrete block with another peice of block and mudding it in, but wouldn't this mean there is another hole on the other side of the concrete block wall (exterior side)? On the exterior their is a bricked chimney that goes up the side of the house, and is why I question there being another hole on the exterior side of the block. I also thought that it might work if I somehow could cut/sand the peice jutting out so that it doesn't stick out past the studs. Then just seal around the old clay flue and the block wall. Guess I would need to seal the hole in the flue to. This method seems simplest, but not sure if it is the best. My effort is to not only remove the flue but seal off any holes in the walls to prevent moisture/water getting in. Not that is does now, but would like to eliminate the problem now rather than take the chance down the road. Guess I should think about sealing the top of the chimney also HUH? Since it will be rendered useless I see no need for leaving it open to invite unwanted guests making a home in it.
I don't know what it looks like inside the block wall yet because I didn't want to do anything without checking.