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Reader Questions Not Specific to Fireplaces or Woodstoves

Aluminum Chimney Installs
Furnace for Swimming Pools
1950's Heater
Protecting the Wall from Heat
Manual for a Furnace
Putting out Fires

Aluminum Chimney Installs

Question:
I am a certified sweep from Delaware . I need some help with a 'class A chimney install'. Can you tell me what has to be done and how much supplies will cost?
-Russ 

Answer:
I'm assuming by the term 'class A' you mean an aluminum chimney, which is very heavy and you will most definitely need someone to help you with. You'll need to install support brackets, proper pitch roof vent termination, and an attic support bracket. You're looking at around $115 per 3 ft.

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Furnace for Swimming Pools

Question:
I am wondering if there is such thing as a pellet-burning furnace for swimming pools?
-Dave

Answer:
Yes, this type of furnace does exist. Unfortunately, I am not an expert in this area and you should visit your local swimming pool store.

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1950's Heater

Question :
I have a Warm Morning wood heater from the mid-50's. How could I find out what its worth? Thanks!
-Anonymous

Answer:
Track down a wood heater dealer and see what they would give you as a trade-in price for your heater. Otherwise, all I can suggest is that you compare products on eBay, or keep your eyes peeled at garage sales for similar items. Check out our Antique Wood Stoves page for more info.

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Protecting the Wall from Heat

Question:
The wall behind our wood-burning stove gets very hot. Is there such thing as a product we could put up in behind, to protect the drywall from the heat?
-Vicki

Answer:
Absolutely. You can get fireproof drywall or a fire shield custom-made to the proper dimensions with heat resistant tiles. Learn more on wood stoves by clicking on Wood Stoves.

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Manual for a Furnace

Question:
I have a Firepower wood furnace that was already installed when I bought my home. There was never a manual. Any idea where I could get one?
-Jerry

Answer:
Check the rating plate, which is the plate on the inside of your furnace that has the serial number and manufacturer. Track down the company and see if they would be kind enough to send you a manual. Browse manufacturers by clicking on Product Directory.

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Putting out Fires

Question:
I have a fireplace in my home. I would like to know what the best way would be to put out a fire in case of an emergency?
-Tony 

Answer:
In any fire-related emergency, a fire extinguisher is the fastest and most effective way to put out a fire. A fire blanket is also good to have, just in case. Check out our Fireplace Safety page for more tips.

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