Robin, that could be like me saying I know what I am doing installing a 5 ton heat pump to replace my oil furnace.Originally posted by RoBoTeq
Am I speaking a strange language here? Everything for a stove of freestanding fireplace are properly existing as is a properly lined and constructed chimney.
What am I not relaying properly?
Except the duct size is only good for 1200 cfm and the electrical is undersized.
Was the chimney installed with a permit?
Does it meet current building code?
Were the liners set with high temperature fireclay or regular mortar?
What is the clearance between the chimney and the exterior cladding?
How much masonry surrounds the corbelled breeching going through the wall?
Is the thimble stainless or galvanized?
Do you have enough cold beer to debate me?
Having said that I would recomend a nice EPA approved cast iron woodstove like a Vermont Castings or a Jotul that has a by-pass damper so you have the option of burning with the doors open.
Hearthman: Up here 4" of brick equals no clearance reduction at all. 1" airspace gives you 50% reduction and the only way to get 66% is with sheet metal spaced out 1".