There is the need to channel out all the carbon monoxide that fills a room when you heat it with any fuel-burning appliances like maybe wood, gas or charcoal. A chimney flue is basically pipe that is used for letting out carbon monoxide and other gases that get emitted when you heat a house by use fuel application. On the chimney flue is a chimney liner, a material that has combustion products from the fuel you are using until they go up from the chimney.
Good liners are made of tubes that are installed in the chimneys. No short-cuts or corners are supposed to be taken when doing this kind of work. It is important that the work was done should be perfect and straight from the books so that it doesn’t cause unnecessary damages You must let your council’s building control in your area know before you start any of this work. Safety measure is a must, and as you build the chimney, there is an importance to make a temporary building around the chimney to safeguard nearby people.
A visual check must be done on a new flue installation, a chimney installation or an existing chimney.
If you are handy with tools and you are equipped to handle this type of construction then you can do it yourself. There is a way to go about it, and that is ensuring first that you know the dos and don’t s in this area. Sometimes you will have to hire a chimney specialist to make some necessary repairs or to do the chimney liner installation for you. If you are not so particular about the work you are undertaking, it would be advisable to let an expert do it.
You must always sweep the chimney before attempting to fix a chimney liner to an existing chimney. One reason why you should sweep the chimney before installation of the liner is so that nothing falls off the chimney which the installation is ongoing. Installation of a wood stove should be done while installing the liner or soon after that.
It is better to talk to your supplier concerning the type of fuel you should use and the type of liner that goes with it.
Flue liner should always be covered with insulations, and this is a requirement. Because of condensation of hot air which turns to drops of water, the insulation of the flue liner is a must. There would be no point in lighting a fire if all the hot air condenses and comes down like water on the fire.