Is a flue liner necessary?

ctdarylOctober 23, 2007

I am using a wood stove inside my fireplace. It has a top exhaust. Why is it necessary to install a liner all the way to the top of the chimney? Couldn't I just adapt the 6" stove pipe to the flue door opening? The stove would exhaust into the chimney as the fire place presently does. Next year I plan to move the stove out.

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Fireplace inserts burn hotter than a conventional fireplace and put more thermal stress on the chimmney. What typically happens is the ceramic liner and/or joints within the chimney fail and a fire starts in the adjacent house framing. This happened to my in-laws. They now have a stainless steel liner cemented into their conventional fireplace chimney.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2007 at 10:31AM
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