Anways.. the question I have for you all is this.. we have an old masonry fireplace. I don't think it's original and or was rebricked at some point. I recently had it inspected and told it was inoperable because it needs to be lined and a new cap.
We don't want to use it as a masonry fireplace - we would like to put a wood stove insert.
I was told we still need to have it lined, cleaned and inspected before putting an insert in.
Does anyone have experience with this and does it sound right?
We are in central Florida so it does get REALLY cold, but it does dip down a few nights every year.
Although it's very pretty, it's taking over. We are trying to cut out all the roots, but we are looking for ideas on how to kill what's leftover - organically - if possible. We will NOT use round up. Any suggestions?