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Choosing a Chimney Cap for Chimney Pipe - About Chimney Pipe Caps

Air Cooled Chimney Pipe ImageThere are two main types of prefabricated chimneys: air cooled chimneys and insulated chimneys (often referred to as solid-pack or non-air cooled). Each pipe requires a different type of chimney cap. If you look up at your chimney and you do not see a chimney rain cap on your flue, then a cap should be installed immediately to prevent costly repairs down the road.

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Benefits of Chimney Liner Insulation - Do I Need to Insulate my Liner?

exampleHaving an insulated chimney plays an important role in any chimney construction or modification. When installing a new liner for your heating appliance — whether it is a furnace, hot water heater, wood-burning insert or stove, or existing fireplace — consider insulating the liner. Chimney liner insulation offers many benefits in terms of improved system safety, increased efficiency and reduced maintenance cost, and in just a short period of time could pay for itself.

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Removing a Fireplace Damper for Chimney Liner Installation

Demonstration of damperRemoving a fireplace damper is a common part of chimney renovation that homeowners come across. You may need to remove the fireplace damper when you are installing a stainless steel chimney liner. When you are installing a wood stove insert, often times there isn't enough room to pass the liner through the damper.

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