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new fireplace

Posted by ehambrick (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 28, 08 at 12:12

i am going to begin a project of installing a fireplace, extending from the basement area to my first floor, with the chimney extending above the roof according to code. the chimney will be on the exterior of the home. question is does the footer for the project need to be poured with a 4' footer and and a footprint of +8" of what my fireplace will be?

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RE: new fireplace

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Good luck.

RE: new fireplace

Here is the lates International Mechanical code one and two family dwellings code concerning concerning footing requirements

'R1003.2 Footings and foundations. Footings for masonry
chimneys shall be constructed of concrete or solid masonry at
least 12 inches (305 mm) thick and shall extend at least 6 inches
(152 mm) beyond the face of the foundation or support wall on
all sides. Footings shall be founded on natural undisturbed
earth or engineered fill belowfrost depth. In areas not subjected
to freezing, footings shall be at least 12 inches (305 mm) below
finished grade.'

If you want more details about reinforcement requirements please post your questions on my forum or use the provided link

Here is a link that might be useful: Hearthtalk

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