Friday, September 9, 2011

chimney men

22 Comments:

Blogger Flartus said...

Oooo, shiny! Two questions...what is the original brick chimney connected to? And does the new chimney have any kind of "scrubber" technology to reduce pollutants?

September 9, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Chestnut Farm said...

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September 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Chestnut Farm said...

Love the chimney, but love the bright blue sky better! After all the soaking, flooding rain in PA, the sun is out here too, very happy!

September 9, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

I love it too Jenna. One more step to being ready for the next winter.

September 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Trekout2 said...

WOW nice Chimney...But i love the Blue sky much better...You don't see that in Houston :(

September 9, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Big Sky Chicken Ranch and Victory Garden said...

Hooray for the chimney men!

September 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The original chimney ran through the center of the house and has been plastered and walled over. The top was shut down, I know it would have cost about 7,000 in remodeling to re-use and rebuild it! and I would have to take out a wall to do it on top of that...

nope. New metal chimney.

and I don't know what a scrubber is, but maybe? I will be burning wood though, not chemicals or plastics and some such? You mean just regular ol' smoke?

September 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

thanks all!

September 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger kandy Gray said...

a scrubber reduces emissions, you have to have them by law on all new chimneys in my community

September 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Beautiful day and nice new chimney for that nice beautiful wood stove. That blue sky is amazing! Great days ahead for you.

September 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Firecracker Farm said...

Yay! Yay! Super Yay!

September 9, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Looks nice, Jenna. I hope they installed a V shaped diverter on the roof around the pipe, to keep ice dams from building up and pushing it over.

September 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

They didn't Clare, but I ordered one to be installed before winter. I certainly need it. They called it a Cricket.

September 9, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Flartus said...

Jenna, I asked about the scrubber because I recently read that wood fires are globally one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions. And it looked like there might be something scrubby at the top of that chimbly.

September 9, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger sheila said...

Wood stove and a pile of dry wood is better than money in the bank.

September 9, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger bree said...

Congratulations Jenna. The farmhouse is looking great. I just finished reading about your winter there last year (2010) YIKES!! I knew about your numerous snow storms through my reading of Jon Katz's blog. Now you will be so much more prepared. You continue to amaze me.

September 9, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger redbird said...

Congrats!

September 10, 2011 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger TaosJohn said...

Jesus, how will you ever CLEAN that pipe?

Here in Taos, we have about a 10-ft. long stove pipe that goes straight up. I get on the (flat) roof and bang a long stick around inside the pipe, then go back downstairs to empty the soot out of the stove.

Of course, here we burn piƱon, which clogs the stove pipe with black gunk really quickly. I have to do the above routine about once a month. You're surely burning much cleaner wood.

Still, I'd advise you to run your wood stove HOT. That way your own chimney cleaning might end up being just a once or twice a year chore.

September 10, 2011 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger Mimi's Tapawingo said...

Ican already smell the bread. Lucky lady.

September 10, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Looks like they did a nice clean install.

They had to go above the roof ridge to prevent down drafts so cleaning from the roof won't be easily accomplished. That extra height will also create a nice strong draft in the stove. I would think that a clean out would be located at the very bottom so you can run a chimney cleaning brush up the chimney and let the soot collect in a wheelbarrow underneath it.

The thing at top is probably a screened piece that keeps animals (and rain) out.

Any combustion that involves a carbon product will create CO2 be definition. The difference with burning wood is that no "new" carbon (carbon from the dinosaur age) is released into the atmosphere. The carbon from locally grown trees came from the atmosphere and will be returned to it when burned where the trees and plants can use it - carbon neutral so to speak (minus the carbon burned to harvest and process the wood).

Scrubbers may remove carbon from the exhaust stream but it doesn't get rid of it - it still has to go somewhere from the scrubber.

September 10, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

Hmmm.... cool idea, that scrubber. However, it says on their website: "For use on CLAY TILED OR BRICK Chimneys ONLY."

http://www.chimneyscrubber.com/use.php

Wish they made one for my steel woodstove pipe.

September 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

P.S. CJ on that downdraft, it is not limited to woodstoves. Even my gas hot water heater vent pipe gets downdraft and the company that installed it said there was nothing they could do, since the downdraft was coming from the neighbor's line of VERY tall arbor vitae bushes. No putting a pipe up higher than those!

So consequently, when the wind is strong from the southeast, as it is wont to do in summer, I have to re-light my pilot. :-(

Glad Jenna's stove is not interfered with by neighboring trees!

September 10, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

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