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Chimney Liner FAQs

Some common questions about chimney liners answered.

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Seven Reasons Why You Need a Chimney Liner

A chimney liner is an important element of safety in your home. Listed below are some of the reasons you must have a chimney liner installed.

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When Is It Time to Reline a Chimney?

A chimney liner, or flue, is the inner portion of a chimney that contains and channels the products of combustion. For a chimney liner to work properly, it must be free from perforations, cracks, or damage of any kind.

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Is Chimney Liner Insulation Necessary?

This is a common question when purchasing a stainless steel chimney liner. It is always a good idea to insulate a chimney liner.

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Do I Need A Chimney Liner?

Time after time, chimney maintenance is neglected and chimneys only get serviced once an issue has occurred. Installing a chimney liner can easily be accomplished by any do-it-yourself homeowner.

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Is a Stainless Chimney Liner a Good Idea?

Is a stainless chimney liner a good idea? In a variety of situations, the answer to this question is "yes."

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How to Install a Liner Through a Damper

When installing a chimney liner, getting the liner through the damper opening can be something of a challenge. A typical 6" round liner is 6.25" on the outside diameter. There are generally two ways to get around this problem.

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Furnace Vent Pipe: Venting a High Efficiency Appliance with AL29-4C Piping

AL29-4C alloy was developed to prevent corrosion and breakdown in chimney flues venting high efficiency gas, oil, and corn burning appliances. This blend of stainless steel will ensure a strong defense against corrosive acids.

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How to Buy the Right Wood Stove or Insert

When you go shopping for a wood stove you will have two main sources of information to help with your decision.

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Choosing Your Wood Stove: Convection vs. Radiant

Simply put, convection stoves heat the air, where radiant stoves will heat nearby objects.

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Why Do I Need to Sweep My Chimney?

Taking the time to make sure the proper maintenance has been done to the chimney will ensure a warm, safe heating season.

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Do-It-Yourself Chimney Sweep

Many homeowners decide to sweep their own chimneys. This is perfectly acceptable with the right tools and knowledge.

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Chimney Brush Basics

A chimney brush is a tool that is used to clean the chimney flue, a task that can be accomplished by the do-it-yourselfer. Cleaning the inside of your chimney will help prevent fires and harmful fumes from coming into your home.

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Heating Tips

  • Check heat vents and registers to ensure drapes and furniture do not block airflow
  • Use ceiling fans set at a slow speed with the blades counter-clockwise (upward) to push warm air away from the ceiling and move it around the room without creating a chilly breeze.

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