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paperclip77

06:56PM | 01/01/04
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I am considering installing a pellet stove insert into my fireplace. I am confused, though, about how to get outside air to the pellet stove. (pellet stoves require one vent for exhaust - up the chimney, and one vent for air intake). The air intake can be up to 3" for some models, and I even saw one stove that wanted one 5" hole! Is it possible/safe/practical to drill holes that size in the chimney? the chimney has two shafts, one for the fireplace and one for the oil furnace. So, if I can drill a hole that large, how can I be sure not to damage the oil furnace's chimney? Thanks for any and all help or recommendations!
-Jon
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