Radiant heating question?

Radiant heating question?

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chimney questions?

I have a chimney w/ 2 flues that runs through the middle of my century home, one side has a wood burner attached to steel flextube liner. the other flue has no liner but has my hot water tank and my old boiler (approx. 25yrs) attached. My first question is should I expect the side with the wood stove to get warm and would it be logical to remove the old plaster on the chimney in my living room to expose the brick to use the radiant heat? My second question is if there is any cracks in the bricks on the hot water/boiler side will they leak in carbon monoxide and if so what is the best way to seal them up so I can expose the whole chimney in the living room. The third question is I found bricks hidden by some plaster that are black and have a burnt smell to them should I be worried? Please help me!!!!
thank you
and YES I did start the removal of the plaster and found a hair line crack in a brick and 2 burnt bricks and the plaster looks lightly charred from awhile ago.

If you are concerned with carbon monoxide in the non-lined section of the chimney, I’d contact a heating contractor and request a price for installing metal B-vent chimney liner and connecting the boiler and hw heater to the B-vent. To remove the plaster for any potential radiant heat gain is fairly pointless, you won’t notice any appreciable difference. Unless you know the total history of the house, the burnt bricks could have been a result of a roaring fire many years ago, I wouldn’t get overly concerned. If you decide to have the B-venting estimated, when the contractor comes out, ask him if the liner for the woodstove is class C-vent….if not, ask if it’s up to current Code regarding a woodstove chimney liner. The advice you received from the 1st person regarding sealing up small cracks etc. is right on the money, use a “caulk tube” type product intended for use on brick, let the salesperson know that it’s for a chimney so that you get the correct product.

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