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Old 02-20-2006, 11:23 AM
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The Right Way to Do IT!!!

I'm a builder and I am pretty familiar with the various building codes. I also have done repair on fire damage created by incorrectly installed chimneys. Here's the scoop.

Installing a chimmney is like driving drunk. You'll meet a hundred folks who have had a bit too much to drink and have driven home with no problem. Probably done it yourself, right?

Hell, I've done it.

But it's still a stupid thing to do.

You don't get to talk to the folks who didn't get home alright.

Hire someone to put in the chimney. Figure to pay something on the order of $30.00 to $50.00 per lineal foot, labor and materials. Look up pellet stoves in the yellow pages and call them. Ask if they also install chimneys for wood burning stoves. If they don't, they'll knw someone who does. And insist, I mean INSIST, that they get a building permit. That way, you'll have the local Building Inspecter looking at what they've done.

Remember, it's not only a fire issue, it's also a carbon monoxide issue. It's really easy to be working and getting a little drowsy and the next thing you know your next of kin is arranging the services. You'll get lots of good advice on this board but none better or more important than this. Do it once, do it right. Your life and the lives of every friend who goes into that garage with you is at stake here.

If i sound like I am being a bit paranoid, so be it. I know the consequences of a little mistake. Hire a professional crew and have their work inspected.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:56 PM
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Well I finally decided to sell my wood stove and the entire chimney kit. I want to thank everyone on here for all the excellent advice. Hopefully someone out there will get more use out of it. I only used it during the winter of '04/05. It's really beautiful, and I hate to get rid of it, but I'm saving up to buy an engine for my Plymouth!

This auction ends on November 11 at 8:20pm Central time.

Stove & Chimney on ebay

-Shane Smith
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