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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to N3OGH

Re: Oil heater chimney repair

being handy is one thing, but this kind of repair might require heavy machinery (I don't know, but I can imagine).

I mean, if the plan is to line the old chimney with galvanized tubing, it might be a one piece 20 feet thing (or longer) that would need a crane to drop it down from the top of the chimney.


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The other possibility is to go with something similar to this: »www.ventingpipe.com/duravent-6df···p1760605

[I have no idea if that company is reliable or not..]


N3OGH
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After pulling the damaged damper & associated ducting apart, I decided to simply replace the damaged components in the basement for now & install a chimney cap.

The damper was completely inoperative, and the vent going through the wall was completely unsealed. Took some considerable debris from the bottom of the chimney. Enough that IMHO a substantial portion of the fumes were re entering the house.

Assembled a new vent ducting & damper, and used the appropriate cement for the seal between the bottom of the chimney and the ducting.

Everything is back up & running. Decided to clean & tune up the boiler at the same time.

I also purchased a CO detector, my last one took a crap. Something I should have had a long time ago.

Maybe those winter headaches I've been getting will go away now. Sometimes I feel so stupid....
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