I the other house about 40 years old, the mortar had cracked and left
a lot of holes all around the front of both fireplaces.
I had tried stoves in those fireplaces, and it was hard
to seal gaps around the flue. It does not work well unless
you add another pipe the same diameter as the stove outlet in
the chimney. The draft is screwed up otherwise.
Now I intend on putting in a stove downstairs. I already have a
but I just need to properly install it. The insurance people want a
I have a lot of wood to burn on my property, otherwise a cord of wood
about $70 if you haul.
All fireplaces are a waste of time, money, space and are heat wasters
in the grand scheme of things. Most of the heat simply goes up the
chimney. Wood burning furnaces or space heaters make far more sense if
they are designed properly.
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