What is a Stainless Flue liner?
When do I need one? Can I do the job myself?
Let's answer these 3 questions first.
1.) What is a stainless flue liner? It is a stainless steel pipe, sometimes flexible and sometimes rigid that is inserted into a masonry chimney that allows all the exhaust from the furnace or other heating device to safely exit the home. With this stainless steel flue liner, the flue gases never touch the masonry so you will never have the risk of deteriorated flues collapsing and blocking the chimney again.
2.) When do I need a liner? The most common time people install a flue liner is when they have a problem with their existing chimney or they are installing a new furnace and a stainless steel liner is recommended. But if you are building a new home or a new chimney it is highly recommended to install a stainless steel flue liner now to prevent future problems.
Can I do the job myself? Absolutely! You, as a homeowner, can purchase a stainless steel liner atthis reputable dealer, they offer free advice and will help you select the correct size of liner your home needs.
Before you install or purchase a liner, it is very important to talk to a professional to make sure you know that you’re buying the correct product. All solid burning appliances, such as wood and coal require the liner to be insulated. This can be done one of two ways. One way is you can wrap the liner in a special fire proof foil lined blanket. The second method is a pour in. You first install your liner and then pour in an insulation that is mixed with water and hardens inside the chimney. This keeps the smoke warm which reduces creosote and it keeps the heat away from the house.