Hello, looking for any information on how to remove a wood stove exhaust pipe that runs to the roof:
I have a '64 tri level, just bought about 4 months ago. My wife and I started demoing the family room (bottom level), doing a complete re-model of this space.
While removing an old shelving unit, we discovered the soffit was used to cover up an old exhaust pipe from a wood stove. I have no experience with these things.
I appears to have a steel flange about 18 inches in diameter, and about 1/8 in in thickness. the out side of the pipe appears to have some kind of insulation or ceramic cylinder around it, very heavy.
The flange is really secured to this pipe and I can't seem to remove it, and I am thinking even if I could, I am 2 stories down. If the pipe and this ceramic are one piece, I do not think I can remove it from inside or else it will bottom out on my floor. Could it be cut? and removed in sections?
If the flange is part of the pipe and cannot be removed, then how could it be taken out from the roof? Is there any other logical places that this pipe would be fastened?- would it attach to the vent or roof with screws? How is this thing being held up and how does that insulation cylinder stay in place?
here are some links to some pictures I took of it:
I was hoping for now to leave the exhaust vent on the roof and patch from the inside as well as patch every hole (the crawlspace attic the second floor and the family room ceiling.) Recently all the vents and chimney on my roof were flashed so all the seals are good. The vent itself does not leak but there is evidence that some birds and squirrels may have entered in through the vent and down the pipe, not to mention all the heat loss as this thing was never plugged.
If this is something that has to be done from the roof end, I may have to hire it done, because it might be out of my league, if that is the case any ball park figures for a job like this? and is a roofer the right person to call?
any help appreciated.