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12:49PM | 03/23/03
Member Since: 03/22/03
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I have an interest in building an outdoor brick fireplace on the back side of my egisting brick chimney. Do you have to use a chimney? How deep should the fireplace be? Is there anything I need to worry about with the egisting brick? I appreciate any and all feedback. Who is the best person to discuss my options with, etc?

Thanking you in advance


04:25AM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
262 lifetime posts
We'll need a little more information for this one. Is the chimney you speak of the main chimney for a fireplace in the house and the furnace? If it is, then building an outdoor fireplace against it won't save you much, and might become a code nightmare. Each use in a chimney usually requires its own separate flue, but codes vary everywhere. Check with your local building department. They'll be able to inform you on what your local and state building codes say about chimneys, flues, and outdoor fireplaces. Be aware that going it alone without checking codes can result in both issues with the local authorities and your insurance company if you ever had a fire in the chimney.

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