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Chimneys & Fireplaces Question
Putting range in chimney breast
I have a chimney breat which runs over two levels, it is plastered and i had thought about opening it up at ground level, which is a kitchen to make more space and put a range cooker in the gap . the house is a victorian terrace. However I've realised that the chimney top has 2 'pot' and I am therefore assuming this mean two flues, presumably 1 for each level. Would I still be able to open it up a ground level and inser a range
yes you would of course ,
Answered 5th Apr 2012
Yes you would be able to open it up at ground level, the upper flue will have its own constructional hearth so opening up below will not affect it. Bear in mind if it is victorian that the brick archway may need some attention or possibly even replacing with a lintel. Good news is that it is quite common for the builders opening to be larger in the back room of the house than the front as it may well have had a range in there originally.
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Answered 21st Jun 2012