Chimney Concerns

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BMiller
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Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2008 12:19 pm

I have a Petit Godin Coal stove that I have only burned wood in for the last 20 years.
I would like to use coal this coming winter but need to make sure the chimney is safe.
The stove is on a hearth and connected by stove pipe to the flue (I plan to put in new stove pipe).
Is the current brick and mortar chimney good to use as is or do I need to line it with a metal lining?
Thanks!

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Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2008 1:44 pm

Does the current chimney have a clay liner or is it just bricks?


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Post Fri. Aug. 01, 2008 12:12 am

It doesn't need a liner if you only burn coal as there is no chance of a chimney fire. Clean it first so you are starting with a clean chimney. As long as your chimney will pull a draft gasses won't escape into the house, it is a vacuum and any small cracks will pull air from the house into it.

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