I would like to put a woodstove in my cabin. It's a small cabin with just a loft so ther is a clear path to the roof from the floor.
I got an estimate of $3,800 to put a cinder block chimney in. I don't was to spend a lot of money. I am considering a metalbestos style chimney instead. Does anyone have experience with a metal chiney pipe? Is it a suitable replacement for a block chimney?
My last bid for a block chimney ( Two weeks ago ) was $100 a foot, from a 30 year mason. I paid 7 grand for my custom stone 11 foot wide fireplace, so $3800 for a chimney is highway robbery 101 ! The good metal units are great, pass codes, and are about $1500 or less.
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)
Yeah I would go with the double or triple walled tubes, and then incase it later with fake stone. Before everyone jumps down my throat... you will need to give clearance between the pipe and fake chimney structure.
Also, chimney fires occur because the creosote builds up along the flue joints. No big deal if the joints are tight, but most hand built chimney flues are not. This allows the fire to get outside the flue when you have a chimney fire.
Thanks guys. I get the feeling he was trying to overcharge me. He charged me $6,500 to assemble my cabin kit from Conestoga. It took him less than 2 weeks doing it alone and their were no materials to buy. When I look back he may have overcharged for that too.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking because all the materials were supplied with the kit so the cost was just for labor.
When he came to give me an estimate for the chimney, he told me he saw a lot of coyote sign on the property and a couple deer carcasses in the woods. He asked if he could come back in deer season to hunt coyotes. When I asked him why he wanted to do his coyote hunting during the deer season he said "well, I like venison too." That's when I realized he was a manipulator and I decided not to use him anymore. He was clearly trying to play up the coyote thing and get me to worry about the deer population and use it as a way to weasel his way onto my land to shoot the same deer that were in so much danger.
Part of my problem finding help is the result of me living 6 hours away. The camp is out of state. Everybody I have come for estimates etc. tries to get permission to hunt. Almost all the men up there hunt and finding a large property with an owner that they know lives 6 hours away is an invitation to trespass. As a result, I try to minimize my contact with the locals. I don't l