Chimney problem?

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  1. Canadian border VT

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    For 2500 I’d rent one
     
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    the lift rental would be much better and a long shot safer than ladder. Those twist loc connections can be somewhat cantankerous at times and on a ladder:whistle:
     
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    I'd just unbolt the wall mounts and then take an angle grinder to the bottom, fell the whole thing like a tree! :whistle: :rofl: :lol:
     
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    Has it been determined yet that the other sections are faulty.From the pictures there seems to be some good sections of pipe.
     
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    I'm not sure, but after looking at those pics, and if it has really endured several chimney fires, I'd want to replace it all...really looks to have some age to it too...
     
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    For me it would be all or nothing. The system would be all the same age no changing out pieces here and there.

    It’s like splicing a brake line when it pops. Replace the line from start to finish or find someone else to do it because you will be back shortly with another leak.
     
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    If the pipe does need to be replaced I wouldn't go with that brand.I wonder are those rust spots starting from the outside of the pipe or the inside.My metalbestos is twenty years old with no rusting.My Hart & Cooley which I gave to a friend was in great shape and older than the Metalbestos.I'd like to know the cause of those rust spots and the brand of pipe.
     
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    I’m not a pro at metal chimneys but many of them can leak when I properly installed. The water gets in between the tow separate layers, soaks the insulation causing it to sag/compress inside and prematurely rust.
     
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    Are you saying a propane and oil appliance both vent thru the same flu? Didn’t think that was legal.
     
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    Yes. Both were already tied into the old tile lined flue. So, they still are.
     
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    Don’t tell anybody ;) :)
     
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    Multiple plumbers, oil burner service people, and chimney service folks, all licensed, have worked on connections over the years. Everything is legal.
     
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    Multiple connections, as I understand it, is not actually illegal, just not recommended, and not done that way anymore...as in if anything major needs to be redone, a HVAC professional would tell you it can't be put back the same way...probably recommend that the gas appliance be switched to HE, so it can be "side vented" using PVC pipe.
     
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    The entire oil burner/furnace was replaced a few years ago. Licensed professionals involved. No mention of any preferred alternatives.

    Thanks for info.
     
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    Here you can have two in same flue as long as are similar fuels. Oil and propane ok. Oil and wood. NO

    Something about fuel deposits reacting with each other.
     
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    When I installed my old Yukon Husky wood/oil/coal combo furnace in 2012 it was recommended to use a 316ti SS liner...it's rated to handle the nastiness from the combo of the soot from those 3 fuels...the Yukon is gone, the liner remains. :)
     
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    Solid fuel units require a separate flue per appliance, Oil , NG/ LPG - can use same flue- but codes change with time and it is possible that oil now may require a separate flue.
     
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