Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I think it is all done with a flue within a liner now. They try to direct vent it instead of going the old flue route up the chimney.

There was something about this on Homes on Holmes once where the peoples basement fireplace was actually killing them & they fixed it on the new install.

Oct 19, 2016 02:31 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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  I didn't know, but after reading the answers, I am now totally informed.  Thank you!

Oct 19, 2016 02:44 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Double wall metal flues. Mounting method would vary depending on location of stove. And what Lyn Sims says. Direct vent also works if stove is set against outside wall.

Oct 19, 2016 02:29 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Barbara, your knowledge of construction is impressive. This is good information.  Thank you.

Oct 20, 2016 01:37 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I have no clue since I'm not a builder LOL

Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thank you.

Oct 19, 2016 11:38 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thanks for the information, Barbara.

Oct 19, 2016 10:44 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Oct 19, 2016 10:41 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Don't have those issues here or at least never ran into that siuation.

Oct 19, 2016 09:28 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No idea... as I've never seen one of these. But thanks for the mini-lesson.

Oct 19, 2016 05:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Barbara Todaro - thanks for sharing this information.

Some Pulte/Toll Brothers new constructions have gas fireplace (if there is a gas in the community.)

Oct 19, 2016 04:21 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Interesting, Barbara.

Oct 19, 2016 03:18 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

masonry is de rigeur!

Oct 19, 2016 01:13 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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Interesting answers so far

Oct 19, 2016 12:54 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Thank you Barbara Todaro ..great description!

Oct 19, 2016 12:14 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Hi, Barbara. This is great information. Thanks for sharing. When it comes to venting anything using combustable fuels, have it done the RIGHT way by an expert. 

Oct 19, 2016 11:27 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Most fireplaces in my area are now gas ventless. the cost of woodburning fireplaces and building a chimney stack is more. Most buyers don't want to burn wood. So in other words I don't know.

Oct 19, 2016 11:21 AM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Great post & yes a permit must be pulled with inspections.

Oct 19, 2016 11:21 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I would hire a prfessional so I don't die

Oct 19, 2016 10:50 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanks for the info Barbara.

Oct 19, 2016 10:11 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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I have absolutely no idea!  I have never seen a wood stove in the Phoenix area - ever!  Good question for northern AZ agents thou!!

Oct 19, 2016 09:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I knew some of this but sure learned a lot more. I've seen plenty of chases but didn't know what they were called. I'll check out our local Too Brothers community

Oct 19, 2016 09:16 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Very nice descrition for those who may not know Barbara Todaro . I am pondering one of those now but first have to decide on wood or pellet stove

Oct 19, 2016 07:40 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
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Ask Franklin Planning Department will the EPA allow this retrofit. Next ask the HOA of the townhouse. I don't think you can safely put a flu out on the wood siding with the unit next door being attached, even a Chase is not perfect. Real wood fuel burns so hot - is the chase built from solid concrete inside?  As an agent I would not offer recommendations on plans, contractor or safety. 

Oct 19, 2016 07:04 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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I don't think I'd want to tackle that question without speaking to the Building Department.

Oct 19, 2016 05:35 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Read the manufactureres instructions even if in Chinese.

Oct 19, 2016 04:56 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I would start with the mfgrs suggestions and do what is required.

Oct 19, 2016 03:52 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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Will be looking at the answers!

Oct 19, 2016 02:32 AM
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Justin Arlequin
DHI Mortgage | a D.R. Horton Company - Orlando, FL
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS 1507059

Interesting question, I've never ran into this as I deal with New Construction-either electric or natural gas. Looking forward to reading responses. Have a great week everyone! -Justin

Oct 19, 2016 02:26 AM