I'm looking into installing a gas fireplace in my personal residence. This would be a new installation where no fireplace currently exists.
I am a HVAC/R contractor with my own business for 20+ years but have never installed a fireplace...so I thought I would ask the professionals on this forum.
The wall where I want to put this has a brick chimney (inside the wall) that will no longer be used as soon as I change out the water heater. I plan to construct a nice floor to ceiling wall, build a hearth and tile it, and put in an insert, etc. My question is, can I line the chimney and use it for the vent? I was thinking I could use B vent to the chimney (which would be inside the wall I would build) and tie it into the liner. This is a two story house so the chimney height including the attic is about 18'. Does this sound possible? I do not want to install a vent free as they are not legal in our city.
Thanks for your input.