Fireplaces play an important role in spreading warmth during winter seasons within the house.A chimney is lined to absorb the residue caused by the debris and smoke and this residue if not absorbed properly can become hazardous for life.Many flexible chimney liners are available on the market now which is easier to install.A very rigid liner may get caught inside the obstructions of the chimney, but there’s no need to worry as these obstructions are a natural feature of the masonry.
There are three ways which the fireplace liner is used.The first is when the clay flue liner has been broken, damaged or is just plain missing; as is the case with many older chimneys.The second is designed for wood burning.The liner is attached to a flue block and runs up the chimney with the pipe and this reduces drafts and increases efficiency for the stove.Heavy is for use with larger burning stoves, medium for small stoves and light weight chimney liners are for use with gas appliances and the liners can be installed insulated or un-insulated.Chimney liners, play a vital part in sailing the flu with the structure.Latest chimney liners are manufactured from stainless steel material.It is also possible to include insulation sealant in between the structure and the liner to improve the overall efficiency of the system.It is essential to inspect the chimney from time to time to observe for the presence of cracks within the bricks and mortar.The chimney liners act as a barrier against such actions.The chimney system functions efficiently and does not pose a threat to the house environment.Homeowners should check for the presence of gaps between their existing liner and the structure.Choosing high-quality chimney liners creates the difference and improves the functionality of the system. Chimney liners do much more than just direct smoke up and out.
A long probe can be used to determine the width of the chimney liner which is to be installed into the flue.Secondly, the length of the chimney should also be measured by dropping a string tied to a weight at the end.Gradually it should be sledded down through the chimney shaft until the entire liner is installed perfectly in the chimney shaft.It should be placed in such a way that when kept open the chimney flue will draft exactly into the liner. The entire process is not an easy one, and professional help from the chimney inspection company should be sought after.A chimney can be relined professionally if needed.
The insulation is in place to prevent any fumes from leaving the pipe and entering the home and this is exceedingly important with gas appliances.Now you are ready for the chimney liner installation work to begin.