I am getting a wood stove free. A jotul 3tdic-2 to be exact. This is a huge help as propane for my furnace just keeps getting more expensive. But I went to get a quote on a chimney today, and was given an estimate of $2178 and that's with me doing the install. And that is way way out my budget. I was thinking $600 and that was comeing out of my savings. My problem Is I don't know anything about chimneys. Does anyone know where I could look up the prices online of all the pieces? I have an itemized quote so I onow all the pieces i should need. Also does anyone have experience with using an existing chimney? We have a fireplace in the living room upstairs but my wife is insisting the stove go in the basement where we have 0 heat right now. Is there a way to put it below the fireplace chimney and pipe it into it? I don't expect many replies here I know wood stoves tend to be a dieing thing as the price of wood goes up. But any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.