CLUES: Police forensic officer outside Chimney
Pole beans on the back fence, a rhubarb plant on each side of an outside chimney
, parsley in a flower bed, and tomato plants in a perennial garden are only a few of the unconventional arrangements we have tried.
To create a duct for outside air, you'll use two vents: a stainless steel or galvanized vent equipped with a screen for the outside chimney
wall, and a "box vent" (the size of a firebrick with a manually operated door) for inside the fireplace.
According to the building code, an oil furnace without an outside chimney
constitutes a no-no.
You may have a CO problem if 1) you notice excess moisture in the house, particularly condensation on your window panes, which may be a sign of poor ventilation; 2) you have an outside chimney
, which may not vent gases the way it should if it is very cold; or 3) you have made your house airtight for winter and keep all windows closed.
It doesn't cost anything to talk to the local woodstove dealer about the proper connections, pipe size, fittings and outside chimney
size for your installation.