Is a chimney liner a good idea?

Is a chimney liner a good idea?

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:16 am

Our house is 2 stories tall plus attic which gives me a 24 foot tall stack. The chimney is 8" ID SS, installed for the wood stove in 1998.

As you can see by my stove pic there is one 90 degree elbow outdoors after the wall thimble.

The stove has a 6" exhaust. Does a 6" liner turn in an 8" el and hook up to the 6" stove vent?

I am not very familiar with liners, just want to save the overly expensive SS chimney.
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
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Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Is a chimney liner a good idea?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:43 am

There are 6" to 8" adapters, what is it that you are wanting to do.
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Re: Is a chimney liner a good idea?

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:48 am

What I want to do is to install a SS liner to save the existing 8" ss chimney.
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

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Re: Is a chimney liner a good idea?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Your only going to get maybe five years out of the ss liner. Mine started to pin hole at the bottom three feet after only two seasons. But mine was used with wood for four before I burned coal.
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Re: Is a chimney liner a good idea?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:39 am

I would use the chimney you have as is. There is sense in installing a SS liner inside of a SS chimney. As I'm sure you know, a masonry chimney is always best (for coal) but you work with what you have.
SteveZee
 
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