About Chimney liner installation

Lining your chimney is necessary, especially when your chimney is old, and the lining is no longer intact. The risk of smoke and carbon monoxide leaking into your home through your chimney when burning wood during the winter is too great to ignore. Fortunately, there are cheaper alternatives to rebuilding your chimney to fix the problem: install a chimney liner.

  • Clear away any obstructions within the chimney. Discover these obstructions by lowering a probe into the chimney. The probe not only discovers any obstructions, but measures the interior of the chimney as well.
  • Hire a chimney sweep to clean the chimney for you, or clean it yourself. Lower a cleaning brush down the chimney with a chain and draw it back up. Chimney brushes are available at any hardware or building supply store.
  • Choose a chimney liner for your chimney. Flexible chimney liners made of stainless steel and other materials are available that allow you to replace the liner cheaply. Choose the largest fitting chimney liner to maximize your chimney's interior space.
  • Install the chimney liner from above. Set up a winch at the top of the chimney, and lower a line down so you can attach it to the chimney liner. Draw the chimney liner into place by engaging the winch, which pulls it into place. Do this step slowly so as not to damage the liner.
  • Screw plates on the bottom of the chimney loner to hold it in place, as well as prevent any smoke from escaping from the smoke chamber of the chimney into the house.
  • Pour a mixture of vermiculite and cement down the chimney in between the chimney liner and the chimney stone or brick. This insulates the chimney, allowing it to heat more quickly, and allowing your stove to heat more effectively.

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