Rockford's Terra Cotta Top Plates are designed to mount onto chimneys where the terra cotta clay liner tile extends above the level of the chimney. Measure the outside dimensions of the clay tile liner. Then use the chart to find the Top Plate that will fit your chimney.
Many homeowners decide to sweep their own chimneys. This is perfectly acceptable with the right tools and knowledge. You will need to understand which tools are right for your appliance, the proper sweeping procedure, and why you need a chimney inspection annually. Sweeping your own chimney can save you money and helps ensure a safe chimney system.
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. It is recommended that you clean your chimney at the end of the heating season, or before making the first fire of the season.
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. Your damper opening is probably in the range of 5". There are generally two ways to get around this problem.
Do I need chimney liner insulation? This is a common question you might be asking yourself when you are getting ready to purchase a stainless steel chimney liner. It is always a good idea to insulate a stainless steel chimney liner. The insulation will enable the flue to heat up more quickly and to a higher temperature. This helps reduce the risk of having an inadequate draft. In addition, while the flue gasses stay hot, less creosote will form and less fuel will be wasted.
Simply put, convection stoves heat the air, where radiant stoves will heat nearby objects. You'll want to choose a model that is primarily the type that will work best in your situation.
Rock-Flex chimney liner tee connector measurements with diagram. An easy to read chart listing all the dimensions you'll need for your installation.
Rock-Flex chimney liner elbow measurements with diagram. An easy to read chart listing all the dimensions you'll need for your installation.
It is strongly advised that you do insulate. When you install your new liner with our Super Wrap Insulation Kit or Everguard Vermiculite Mix you know you have completed a job that will pay for itself.
As preparation for the winter heating season has gotten under way, making sure the chimney is functioning safely is important. An estimated 14,500 chimney fires happen every year due to neglected, creosote filled chimney flues. Heating appliances, as well as venting systems, can take serious abuse during the heating season. Taking the time to make sure the proper maintenance has been done to the chimney will ensure a warm, safe heating season.