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I have an old fireplace on an adobe house. The steel insert is similar to the old heatilators. Can this insert be removed and part of the smoke chamber so a pellet stove can be installed without damaging the chimney?

Hello Dave, not sure what you have there or how much can be "removed" safely, I have never worked on an Adobe type house or type chimney, I would have a local Certified Chimney Sweep, (there you can look up by zip code to find one near you) take a first hand look at what you have, they should be able to help, also check with your local building department.
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I am a chimney sweep with over 22 years of experience, CSIA certified and member of the NCSG, I can answer questions about smoky fire places, wood stoves, and heating units (boiler and furnace chimneys) do you need a relining? A cap? And much more


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