Adding a Chimney Liner to Your Chimney
Hot gases that come from cooking appliances like boilers and stove leave the house to the outside atmosphere through what is called a chimney which is typically vertical in shape to allow the gasses to flow out with ease.
The chimney liner is made from hollow rectangular and circular hard burnt clay which contains the combustion products inside the chimney and directing them to the atmosphere outside while protecting the inside of the walls of the chimney.
Importance of a chimney liner
lining the chimney will make it not allow heat to move through it to the adjacent inflammable items like wood which are capable of catching fire within only three and a half hours.
When the chimney is not lined the as the mortar joints wear out, dangerous gases could easily leak out to the living rooms in the house which is not safe for the health of the people living therein.
Lining the inside of the chimney ensures that no excessive creosote build- up occurs in the burning stoves which could lead to the production of more dangerous gases carbon monoxide.
Types of chimney liners
This category of a lining is most favorable as the insulation has proper finishing on the mortar joints and is therefore capable of withstanding smoke and lasting longer.
Cast in place liners; these are lightweight products that look like cement and were created around 60 years ago with an insulation character which keeps heat from leaving the chimney hence fully consuming the by-products of combustion.
The stainless steel used in this type of liners is good for wood-burning, oil and gas appliances because of its durability.
Considerations to make before getting a chimney liner
It is important to consider the safety of your household before installing a chimney liner.
What you will do to the chimney for the liner to fit well; Sometimes for the professionals to be able to provide a stainless steel liner which is covered in insulation, he may require removing the existing clay flue tiles a fact that you have to be well informed about.
The kind of chimney lining you decide to install will differ regarding performance and value where the high performance will cost higher than heavy and subsequently light duty, make a choice accordingly.
Make sure the chimney liner you select is the correct size to improve the performance of the appliances.
Consider the warranty; a majority of the chimney liner warranties require that the installation is done correctly by a qualified professional and inspection did regularly.