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Question DetailsAsked on 2/2/2016

What is the 'life' for a metal firebox and chimney pipes?

My chimney pipes need replacing along with the wooden chimney (rotted wood). I would prefer taking out the old and building a masonry fireplace and chimney in its place. I am having roof work done as well so this is a convenient time to take this on. I would like to evaluate all options.

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I did not answer the "Life" part of the question in my response below -

With low to moderate use, it is common for these to last 40-60 or more years if the "flue" is stainless steel, otherwise perhaps half that to the flue needing replacement - heavy use, and especially significant overheating of the firebox and flue, or flue creosote fires, can of course significantly shorten that.

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