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sscjr1
Chimney Access Door Question
sscjr1

I have an old Buck Stove insert in my fireplace. Apparently, the fireplace was built around the insert, because it will not slide out. The motor has gone out in the insert and is in the rear of the stove. I need to cut a hole out on the backside of the fireplace. Is there a particular kind of access door I need (cast iron, stainless steel, ect.), or can I just use any type of door?

Thanks

Benjamin
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Benjamin
sscjr1 wrote:

I have an old Buck Stove insert in my fireplace. Apparently, the fireplace was built around the insert, because it will not slide out. The motor has gone out in the insert and is in the rear of the stove. I need to cut a hole out on the backside of the fireplace. Is there a particular kind of access door I need (cast iron, stainless steel, ect.), or can I just use any type of door?

Thanks

I doubt it was built in can you post some pics? Those stoves weigh about 500 lbs they are not easy to pull out. I have a question though how is the stove hooked to the chimney? if it is just slid into the fireplace with no connection to the flue it does not meet code and can be very dangerous. Especially if you cant pull it out in order to clean it properly.

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This is really a serious thing to move with I think you should consult some professional for this.

Benjamin
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Benjamin
johnmeto wrote:

This is really a serious thing to move with I think you should consult some professional for this.

yes you should and as a pro in this area i can tell you what they will say. Or at least what they should say if they are at all responsible. You need an insulated liner from the stove out the top of the chimney

ed21
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ed21

It seems unlikely the insert was built into the masonry fireplace. You might look for some fasteners holding it in place.
Or maybe it just needs to be dismantled a bit or the flue is holding it in place. Buck has manuals on-line. Look for the discontinued models tab. It could give you an idea.

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