We bought a chimenea stove in Florida for cool nights out on the
property. We have since moved to the Syracuse, N.Y., area. I would
like to know how to install it in a large barn for some added heat in
the winter. Thanx, Mike
Don't know anything about chimenea stoves, but welcome to central NY.
There are a few "regulars" on this newsgroup from this general region.
If you're in to woodworking, be sure to check out Lakeshore Hardwoods
(lakeshorehardwoods.com) near Pulaski for wood, and Syracuse Industrial
Sales (Erie Blvd near S. Crouse) for good service, power tools, bits,
blades, etc. The closest woodworking-specific store seems to be
Woodcraft in Rochester.
Bundle up for the winter, and get some good snow tires,
I might as well jump on the welcome wagon. But let me tell ya Mike - you'll
want to put that chimenea stove up on the mantle as a conversation piece
around here. Geeze we're getting enough heads here to justify a Dunkin'
Donuts Wreck meeting. I'm sure Bob S will buy...
Doesn't matter where you are, a chimnea is NOT made to be used
indoors. If you were to put a flue on it and pipe the smoke
outside, then you would probably be OK. Might make a pretty
decent place to get rid of scraps and warm your hands. It
will not be good to heat the barn, because it will suck all
the air out of the barn and pull in cold air from outside.
You really need a wood stove for heating,... or at least
something with doors.
DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
Get a good modern woodstove and make a good sized metal or masonry pad for
it, then install a good tight flue.
Put on a good flue cap too.
Ever seen a barn fire...one is enough!
Just ask those other NY guys.
Even better, build an insulated shop.
Of course you also now need a pickup truck and a 4 HP chainsaw.
Enjoy the North.
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