I am doing a home re-model that includes building a chimney and fireplace. The wall that has the chimney on it has been stripped back to the studs on the interior. The outside has wood siding that has no sheathing behind it. The siding is old and tierd so I plan to completely reside after installing sheathing. The fire place will have a brick suround. The chimney brick will not be seen above the mantel. I'm having trouble figuring the order of everything. How will the chimney "connect" to the house? Will there be siding behind the chimney, will it kill into the side of the chimney ? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.