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Posted by Irish Bill on January 30, 2004 at 07:48:21:
We have two 50 horse kewanee steam boilers in our basement boiler room. We have a chimney that runs inside the brickwork along the exterior wall to the roof aproximately 90 feet high. The chimney has a metal cap and flashing around the brickwork at the base.The cap and base has corroded badly. When the weather gets cold we have ice formong along the base of the cap and on the brickwork itself. It often falls to the ground level by back door. A mechanical engineer reviewed the problem and recommended lining the chimney to retain heat and prevent flue gas from reaching its point of condensation. My boss (company president wants a gaurantee no ice will form. Any ideas other than the liner and new cap? How about offsetting chimney at roof level and bringing it in 15 feet to roof area(if ice forms it would fall on roof). Is that feasible or will it cause poor draft?
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