Return to the Fireplaces Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Is a flue liner necessary?

Posted by ctdaryl (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 23, 07 at 8:37

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Is a flue liner necessary?

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fireplaces Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here