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If you used a licensed HVAC installer, you should have a furnace warranty through the manufacturer. I'd suggest you call the manufacturer to get warranty support. You'll need the registration card that came with the furnace (unless you mailed it in already - that's fine), serial number, model number, and the name and number of your installer. I'd inform ...
We removed an old brick chimney to install a modern (well, 1970's modern - stainless steel is more common these days in your better chimneys) block and tile chimney by simply hammering and removing bricks. If you do it top down it's "apparently more tedious" but actually less time overall than anything involving "knocking it down" and then clearing up the ...
Bricks and mortar... Anecdotally, I removed an embedded brick chimney from a 1900's era house. It was (floating above for a stove) resting on a 2x4 frame, supported by two 2x4's at a 45. Amazingly even once removed, someone had to go in the attic and pound on it a little. KABOOM! -and then we took a nice long lunch. We first removed what we could from the ...
Use expanding foam. You can paint it as it's not very pretty.
A hole in a wall is less likely to leak than a hole in the roof. Furthermore, when a hole in the wall leaks, it is likely to produce fewer problems than a leaky hole in the roof. In the future, during reroofing, unused chimneys might be removed, and the associated hole in the roof along with them.
If the chimney is really unused, that would work... but you'd be setting yourself up for a safety hazard if the chimney is ever used again, since combustion gasses could back-draft through the vent. Bad Practice, I think.
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