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I have a flue installed in my home that is open in the basement for a coal furnace. Last winter I heated the home with a coal stove in a room off from the kitchen with metal stove pipe going out the wall.

This coming winter I am closing off that room and turning it into a porch. How would i go about cutting into the chimney that runs through the center of my home to move the coal stove into a more central part of the home.

The chimney has been inspected and cleaned, the clay liner is intact. The clay liner is inserted in cinderblock flue.

What kind of tools am i looking at to cut into this type of contruction. Is there an adapter that would go into the hole that would allow my stoves pipe to enter the chimney.

Here is picture of the type of liner that is in the chimney.
 

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yea it used be tonystewart20. The reason i use that is because thats my real name tony stewart and i figure i am number one.:thumbup:
 

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O-o-o-o-k-a-a-a-a-y ! If you say so.

I would locate the position of the required penetration (assuming it to be round) then drill a series of holes in circle fashion until the circle can be broken out. The new flu pipe can be slid into the clay flu then patched with refractory mortar.:)
 

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what kind of a drill bit would i need to drill though the liner. I am guessing a masony bit. Would I need a hammer drill or a regular drill?
 

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Yes a masonry drill bit.
As those terracotta flu tiles age and have heat on them over time they begin to separate somewhat into layers. Using a hammer drill may cause more vibration than you want and may cause a little damage to the tiles that you don't want. I would think a regular drill would be best.:)
 
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