Liner and cap

Liner and cap

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:21 pm

Anyone here interested on doing chimney liner and cap, in Portland ct.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:46 pm

I had a sheister convince me I needed a insulated chimney liner with 6" stainless insert. Huge mistake. I'd never, ever, do it again.

I wish I still had my tile lined masonary flue; which, pulled like a freight train. It will cost me huge money to undue what has been done...

The cap however is a great idea. Highly recommended.

Proceed with caution.
watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:12 pm

Good to know. Can you expand on the difference.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260


Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:35 pm

If you've got a masonry chimney lined or unlined in halfway decent condition - don't waste money and reduce it's safety by lining it with stainless.

Do I need a stainless steel liner for my chimney?
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:07 pm

Hey Valter:

About 10 years ago I got the bright idea to put a wood stove in my basement. Turns out, being a completely clueless wood burner, I had a minor chimney fire and didn't even know it; which, apparently damaged my tile lined masonary chimney flue (~30 feet tall). When I installed the Keystoker Koker 5 years ago, the guy who did the installation claimed I had a defective flue (due to the minor chimney fire) and the best way to rectify the problem would be installing a insulated 6" stainless steel (SS) liner (part of his business). My home insurance policy covered the installation; and, all was well---or so I thought...

Turns out burning the Koker only during the heating months left corrosive fly ash residue in the SS flue; combined with, moisture during the summer, now I have a major league corrosion problem. To add insult to injury---the 6" flue which worked great with the Koker, and worked great with the S130 too, now doesn't work with the S260 at all. I simply don't have enough draft while the S260 fan is running. I'm OK at all other times; but, when the S260 fan is running I'm getting CO blown past the type M baro because I don't have enough capacity exhausting into the 6" flue... And I'm really getting pissed... And I've tried everything... And the AHS website claims the S260 will work with a 6" flue... This is B.S. I've asked for help from AHS. They've never returned my e-mails...

Proceed with caution. If you move forward with this endeavour with your S260, go with an 8" solution; and, only if you're burning year 'round.
watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:00 pm

Thanks for advice.

Mother in law lives in Portland, ct. Im in Berlin, Ct.

Im on 30ft masonry and my 6" goes into chimney, draft is .04 with the Baro.

I was asking for her house she has loose brick from squirrels, no cap, and is running oil boiler.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:45 pm

Valter, I've seen stainless fail on oil heating chimneys as well. I wouldn't throw a stainless liner on an oil chimney for a few loose bricks.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Liner and cap

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:24 am

Valter, any competent mason should be able to fix the loose bricks and get the chimney back in proper condition. A slate or stone cap would also be a nice touch.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy