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I think it is all done with a flue within a liner now. They try to direct vent it instead of going the old flue route up the chimney.
There was something about this on Homes on Holmes once where the peoples basement fireplace was actually killing them & they fixed it on the new install.
Sandy Padula & Norm Pa...
I didn't know, but after reading the answers, I am now totally informed. Thank you!
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Double wall metal flues. Mounting method would vary depending on location of stove. And what Lyn Sims says. Direct vent also works if stove is set against outside wall.
Barbara, your knowledge of construction is impressive. This is good information. Thank you.
I have no clue since I'm not a builder LOL
Thanks for the information, Barbara.
Fred Griffin nailed this one!
Fred Griffin Florida R...
Don't have those issues here or at least never ran into that siuation.
No idea... as I've never seen one of these. But thanks for the mini-lesson.
Barbara Todaro - thanks for sharing this information.
Some Pulte/Toll Brothers new constructions have gas fireplace (if there is a gas in the community.)
masonry is de rigeur!
Interesting answers so far
Thank you Barbara Todaro ..great description!
Hi, Barbara. This is great information. Thanks for sharing. When it comes to venting anything using combustable fuels, have it done the RIGHT way by an expert.
Most fireplaces in my area are now gas ventless. the cost of woodburning fireplaces and building a chimney stack is more. Most buyers don't want to burn wood. So in other words I don't know.
Great post & yes a permit must be pulled with inspections.
I would hire a prfessional so I don't die
Thanks for the info Barbara.
I have absolutely no idea! I have never seen a wood stove in the Phoenix area - ever! Good question for northern AZ agents thou!!
I knew some of this but sure learned a lot more. I've seen plenty of chases but didn't know what they were called. I'll check out our local Too Brothers community
Very nice descrition for those who may not know Barbara Todaro . I am pondering one of those now but first have to decide on wood or pellet stove
Ask Franklin Planning Department will the EPA allow this retrofit. Next ask the HOA of the townhouse. I don't think you can safely put a flu out on the wood siding with the unit next door being attached, even a Chase is not perfect. Real wood fuel burns so hot - is the chase built from solid concrete inside? As an agent I would not offer recommendations on plans, contractor or safety.
I don't think I'd want to tackle that question without speaking to the Building Department.
Read the manufactureres instructions even if in Chinese.
I would start with the mfgrs suggestions and do what is required.
Will be looking at the answers!
Interesting question, I've never ran into this as I deal with New Construction-either electric or natural gas. Looking forward to reading responses. Have a great week everyone! -Justin