Chimney & Fireplaces/1970s heatilator


our heatilator is rusted out. can a insert been installed into the metal box or does it need to be removed. We intend to install flex pipe in chimney to connect new insert

Hello Linda, the Insert manufacture will state if it can or can't install in an old insertion that type of fireplace also the SS liner must be insulated, and pull a building permit, 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.
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James Ball


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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