Chimney problem?

Discussion in 'Modern EPA Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Paul Dokken, Jan 21, 2021.

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  1. Kimberly

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    Rain blows in through my cap and I often find water in the very bottom section; the cap on the bottom will often be wet. That in itself shouldn't be an issue, I would think; there is always the chance in a blowing rain that rain will enter the chimney.
     
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    When you call someone don’t make any decisions without giving details here so folks can hopefully help you.
     
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    I will not make a decision before checking here.
     
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    Whatever I do I will probably hire someone. As I get older heights like this scare me.
     
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    I finally got someone to come out and give me an estimate on fixing my chimney. It was $4490 to replace everything. They said it looks like there has been multiple chimney fires in the past and the put looked at the inside with a camera and saw where there were several holes in the inner layer.
     
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    Well that stinks, at least you know now. Was the price to replace with class A?
     
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    Better to be safe.
     
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    Ouch! That's sounds high to replace existing! I bet you can do better than that...could even DIY it, I bet you'd be well under half that.
     
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    When I look at your existing pipe it looks like approx.$ 1000.00 worth of stock.What's the other $ 3490.00 for ?
     
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    My in-laws built a new house, I put up the chimney for them...Supervent by Selkirk...it was $650 from stove to chimney cap...and that was with using doublewall stove pipe and buying some optional shields for the attic too
     
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    Yeah, that sounds pricey even for a city boy like me.. maybe if they throw in a new/used stove too.

    “Multiple chimney fires,” Reminds me of the sweep that inspected mine last year. There was some damage to the bricks with weeds growing out of the mortar and he quoted $7000, telling me that the damage to the bricks was like cancer and would spread to the house. I got the job done (quite well) for less than half of that amount. It didn’t help his case that I had a cancerous mole removed that week. Yeah, I needed to get it fixed, but the urgency it hyped to try for a sale.

    What kind of stove/hearth did the house come with? Congrats on the new house!
     
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    If i recall correctly, it cost us $2,500-3,000 t I get our brick/tile chimney lined with a stainless steel flue. I'm guessing about 25-30 feet of flue, with a chimney cap.

    The tiles were starting to shift. Its the non-woodstove chimney. It services 2 devices, propane water heater and oil burner/furnace.

    They also moved the chimney access door to where the 2 devices connect to main flue.

    I'm not the DYI kind of guy, some of you are.
     
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    Since you took that picture it tells me you can get up on the roof .If so you might be able to take the chimney down and replace the two corroded sections and save your self a lot of money.That's what I would do and if the other sections are good don't replace the whole chimney.Also send those pictures to the stove pipe manufacture and see what they say about the spots on the pipes before you make any move
     
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    Just eyeballing the pipe lengths from the pic, I come up with $918.87 to replace every piece of that chimney that's on the outside of the house (except the wall brackets...those can probably be reused) from the link I posted earlier...and right now they have an 11% rebate too (store credit) so that's $101.08 off the $918...bLowes would probably be a bit more $, but not $3k worth! :faint:
    And if you can get up there (have tall ladder/work off roof) that's probably a 3-4 hour job to replace that pipe...
     
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    Did you include the through the wall kit?
     
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    No, but that would actually not add much cost because its a kit that includes some parts that I priced out individually, at a higher cost per piece I'm sure.
     
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    It went up to $1027.90 with switching to the through the wall kit...with the rebate going to $113.07
     
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    Well, I wish we had a menards around here then!
     
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    And if the OP isn’t into ladders a scissor lift could be an option worth looking into.
     
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