I just bought a new house and my insurance company is upset that I have a wood stove in the dining area. They insist that it be 3 feet from all walls and a foot and a half above the floor. Alternatively I could just remove the thing.
I don't have a budget to have a contractor come out and remove the stove for me, so I was thinking about removing it myself and capping off the round hole in the ceiling where the pipe is. I'm fairly ignorant on the actual terms/lingo used in this kind of project, so my googling has been futile. What would I need to purchase to cover this hole? Can someone point me to a page that sells this product? Is there any harm in leaving the chimney in there or should I eventually get it removed and have the roof patched?