I have a medium sized home in Maine. It was built by the previous
owner, who wasn't an architect by any means>>: The existing single
flue block chimney goes up through the living room and blocks the
second floor hallway-it has to be relocated-it doesn't fit the house.
My wife and I can only assume the previous owner built the house
first, then added the chimney....rather than designing the chimney
into the house during it's design.
The house is not large, so a fireplace is not an option. So, we need a
single flue chimney for the System 2000 oil heating system.
The only appropriate location is on the outside of the house, there is
no way to incorporate a new chimney into the existing house.
Due to the placement of the first and second story windows, the
chimney location is very limited. Unfortunately, the (underground)
exit of the sewer line from the house precludes the installation of a
concrete pad required for a conventional block or brick chimney. So,
were thinking about a metalbestos chimney because it doesn't require a
concrete pad. The new chimney also has to be inexpensive-excavation,
concrete pad and insulating the surrounding ground with buried
styrofoam to prevent the frost from getting underneath the chimney
Metalbestos is not cheap, but can be installed by carpenters and
DIY'ers. So, it has it's advantages.
Any suggestions or comments?