DIY stainless steel chimney liner installation

I need to replace my fireplace flue, and have gotten a couple of estimates to have a stainless steel flexible liner installed ranging from $1500 to almost $3000. I wondered if this is a job I could do myself.
There are a number of companies online that will sell the stainless liner, insulating material, T connector and chimney cap for around a thousand dollars (35' of 6" liner). Has anyone ever done this job? Did you have a good or bad experience? What tricks did you learn?
Thanks. BC
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A lot depends on whether the chimney is straight up and down, or has one or more bends, one-story or two story, etc. Can you look up and see daylight when the damper is open?
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wrote:

It's a two story chimney plus another 6' into the basement. I have not pulled the furnace duct off the T connection at the wall, but I cannot see daylight up the fireplace flue. It has a top-damper on it, and a screen cap above that, which might kill enough light not to be able to see all the way up.
I have thought about putting a video camera and small flashlight on a tape measure and lowering it down the chimney to see what's what.
AT
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With a fireplace and furnace you would need two liners, no? I'm about to install one for my water heater. Looks pretty straightforward to me. But with mine I have the water heater exhaust to connect to. I have no idea how you connect the liner to the top of a fireplace?
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I agree. That's essentially what I;'m doing except I have to mate mine up to the water heater and mine will be 4". I guess for a furnace the liner will be larger diameter.
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wrote:

I haven't removed the furnace duct to attempt to see up the flue, but I can't see daylight through the fireplace flue. That may have to do with the top-damper and the cap above it, or maybe there's a bend in the flue.
The chimney is two stories with another 6' down to the basement.
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Your insurance company may have an opinion on this point. Some nowadays require that installations be made by a licensed technician (not just that they pass Fire Code inspection on completion.)
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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
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On Sun, 4 Dec 2011 08:03:05 -0500, "Don Phillipson"

AFAIK, there is no such thing as a licensed chimney installer where I live. Nor has any insurance company that I've had ever asked about my woodstove installation and it is listed in the house description. They would not know if I made any changes or repairs.
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On Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:50:01 -0500, "Don Phillipson"

I hope that does not spread here, but it probably will.
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On 12/4/2011 2:27 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

I think that Nanny state nonsense originated here
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