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Old 06-12-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am removing my free standing fireplace and replacing it with a wood stove. Is there any concerns with the chimney I need to know about? Attached are some photos of the fireplace and firestop.
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No one has any advice for me?

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I do not know the rules for Michigan. When I installed a fireplace insert (basically a wood stove) in my fireplace, I need a chimney liner installed, which was a double wall stainless steel liner. You have what looks like a galvanized riser in your house, I assume it goes through the roof. Around here, such a riser would need to be double wall, and there are specific clearances above the roof line. Normally I leave that to the installer, but if you are doing your own install, perhaps the company that sells you the stove knows the regulations.

As a last resort, you might want to talk to the local building inspector, especially if you are pulling a permit. That might know their own rules.
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