A major part of redoing Aaliyah's floor involved the wood burning fireplace as the PO deemed it prudent (for whatever reasons) to send the chimney stack through the house instead of outside of the house.The room with the bulkhead built to cover the chimney stack
Among what was wrong with the install, were the following -
a. Not building the fireplace according to code
b. Sending the stack through the floor and the ceiling
c. Cutting a floor joist without proper support or compensation
d. No fresh air intake anywhere
e. cutting through the roof trusses
This Friday, with Avi's assistance we managed to remove the entire stack and dispose of it at the Brampton dump. Thanks for that Av.
So. here in pictures is what the room looked like and where we are at now.