Using an old chimney to hide new stove pipes

Answered by Brendan ~ March 27, 2012 ~ No Comments

My home has a wood burning stove in the basement and its insulated stove pipe runs up an old brick lined chimney to the roof. If I added an additional wood burning stove on the main floor of the house, could I install a second stove pipe in the same chimney space. There is plenty of room for 2- 8" stove pipes, but is it allowed by code?

Harley ~ Wilmington

Brendan Fowler

I wish I could give you a definitive yes or no answer but I am not familiar with the local building codes in Wilmington. However, your local building department would be able to answer your stove pipe question very easily. When it comes to venting wood burning appliances there are very specific guidelines on how they can be vented properly which will be provided by either your local building department or the wood burning appliance manufacturer, but start with the building department first. Good Luck!

No Responses to “Using an old chimney to hide new stove pipes”