I have 2 questions about stove pipe clearences...
1) I have a gas (LP) furnace in the basement. We're doing some
re-construction on the first floor and eliminating the closet that the flue
currently goes through. This pipe does NOT get very hot, just warm to the
touch. I notice that there is wood about 1" away were it passes through the
roof. I'd like to box this pipe in to discuise it as a column. Can this be
2) We also have a large fireplace with 2 seperate flues. There is a "pie
plate" covering the one not used by the fireplace, but it's within a couple
of inches of the ceiling (wood). I'd like to use this for a wood stove, but
the clearences all say 24" minimum. I'm not sure how this was used in days
gone by, but it was. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance, Rick