• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
  • Greg Martin
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Leigh Tate
  • Steve Thorn

Help with installing wood burner

Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi All

I had my gas fire removed and I've taken out the surround and hearth to reveal what looks like a fire block sort of thing and block walls to the chimney.

This tapers up and the diverts off to the left when looking up the chimney. Does anyone have any idea what this supports, and if i could make the opening any bigger?

The opening is not really big enough to slide a wood burner back into it, and the block chimney is tied into the inner leaf of the house, so don;t know if I could make it any bigger... any info is much appreciated.

Photos below and attached






...Thanks for reading.
[Thumbnail for DSC_0195.JPG]
[Thumbnail for DSC_0196.JPG]
[Thumbnail for DSC_0197.JPG]
Posts: 93
Location: Door County, WI
goat fungi hunting trees solar woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm no expert on this, but it seems that as long as your exit from the woodstove had a clean shot out and up, you could find an adaptor and use a smaller diameter stovepipe to go up the rest of the way after the chimney tapers off. Here's the first article I found:

It would give a normal human mental abilities to rival mine. To think it is just a tiny ad:
paul's patreon stuff got his videos and podcasts running again!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic