The chimney to our wood-burning stove is too close to the higher roof
next to it. Actually, it butts right up against it. I'm trying to
figure out how to fix this problem as economically as possible. Any
suggestions, other than ripping the stove out?
Without knowing what you consider "economical", there's no real way to
answer the question. Is this a brick chimney? Metal? If brick, have you
checked with a mason to find out what it would cost to extend it?
Let's hope it's not single-wall smokepipe, but a real chimney of some
sort. And that the OP will work on word-pictures.
For one thing a chimney that "butts right up against" "the higher
says to me that some sort of roof overhang is above the chimney
discharge, which would be really stupid. IMHO.
There's a house nearby me that has a brick chimney that ends UNDER the
roof overhang. In other words, they built the overhang right over the
top of the chimney. I often look at that thing and laugh. I assume
it's and unused chimney but it looks rediculous. If by chance it;s is
ever used, they can kiss the house goodbye.
On Jun 21, 3:49 pm, email@example.com wrote:
There are building codes about this. I believe, around here, distance
to the higher roof must be over 10 feet. If you put in stove and have
low pipe, maybe you can extend it. If you paid someone to do it, they
should have known better and owe you a repair.
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