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
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?
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.
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?
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 chimney is two stories with another 6' down to the basement.
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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