central furnace chimney removal
I have a 2 storey, 100 year old house (1200 sq ft living space) in zone 7. i have switched to ductless heat pumps and have stopped using my oil boiler for heat. The mason chimney goes from the unfinished basement up through the center of the house, and up through the unconditioned/insulated attic before exiting the roof.
I’d like to get rid of it, at least down to just below the 1st floor as it inefficienctly transfers heat, and takes up valuable space in a small house.
-I plan on paying a structural engineer to make sure i can do this,
-then will get it removed it as far as i can into the basement,
-will patch hole in roof, at the same time re-shingle the roof (or metal, not sure)
-will patch holes between floors etc.
Any challenges or issues I should be aware of?
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