6' flue liner and wood burning fireplace

powellDecember 14, 2008

We just relined our chimney with a 6" stainless steel flue liner. We would like to use the fireplace as a wood burning fireplace (not stove) instead of gas. Is 6" big enough for us to burn wood?

Thanks!

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naturalstuff

Nope. Don't think so. You're choking the fireplace. Unless you have a 4 x 4 fireplace opening.

I got a wood stove and will never use my fireplace again! Pointless.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 9:01PM
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berlin

nope. why would you reline an open fireplace chimney?? chimney fires are basically nonexistant in open fireplaces; they don't produce the tarry creosote deposits that woodstoves are known for. Relining an open fireplace chimney is usually unecessary regardless of what your local "liner salesman" aka "chimney professional" told you.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 2:17AM
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