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Wood Cookstove With No Chimney

 
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I am looking for suggestions on how to install a wood cookstove in a house with no accessible chimney. There is a furnace in the basement and oil heat and an exterior brick chimney. This is just along the outside of the narrow end of the kitchen. Could the furnace chimney be used for a wood cook stove in the kitchen? Could the stove be put elsewhere for a chimney to be used? Would it make more sense to go through the attic (only has insulation) or out a wall or window with a stove pipe?
 
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Hi Gail;
No, to sharing a chimney with the furnace. Definitely not safe.
The best way to go with a chimney is straight up.  Use class A pipe to go thru the ceiling and the roof.

Going thru a wall or window is not a great idea. Sometimes it is the only way , but if you can go straight up.
 
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Hi Gail;
Burls idea will certainly work, and has been done many times.
Here's why I think going straight up indoors is a better idea.
By keeping your chimney inside it remains warm, this facilitates the draw but more important, is less creosote will form in a warm chimney compared to a cold one outdoors.
You can use insulated pipe with an outside chimney to keep it warm but your cost goes up tremendously.

Installing a roof jack for a class A chimney can seem daunting.... it really isn't.  
However if it is beyond your comfort zone, any good carpenter/ handyman  can easily install one for you.
 
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Hi Gail,

I agree with Thomas.  This is not the place to take short cuts.  
 
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We would love to use wood in the kitchen to cook but just isn’t practical at all, so we are looking at building a summer kitchen adjacent to the house that would allow us to incorporate more traditional cooking techniques.
 
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