Convert or Demolish Chimney
So asked a question a while back about removing a chimney and everyone got me set up to remove myself, here is link to question
I’m preparing for demolition mode and before ripping this beast out I want to make sure this is the best option. Can I create a basement wood burning fireplace by using this chimney that was previously used to vent an oil burner? Is this even done? The chimney shoots right through center of small 2 1/2 story home. I posted a picture of what looks like some damage on second floor in wall covering chimney and the bottom of chimney in basement to get better idea. My wife ran the idea across to me and now I’m second questing. I could use it to heat basement area but is it even worth it and if this can be done how expensive does it get comparing to just ripping it out? Is it more cost effective to decide to just vent a small wood stove out of side of basement in new location if I want a fireplace down there one day? Where is the value at?
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