1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Q&A Clay liner removal

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Nov 17, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    0
    Question:

    How can the clay liner be removed using homemade tools without having to take down the complete chimney?



    Answer:

    Depends on how well they were cemented in and the size and height of the chimney. A larger flue will often be easier to remove...also, some tiles are harder than others.

    A long steel "johnson bar" or rod can often be used to break them up./..at least as far as you can reach down.

    There are tools meant to do this...but you might be able to fashion one. I've seen one shaped like an X vertically that expands outward as you pull upwards. With a good rope you might be able to wiggle the tiles loose and pull them out the top.

    In the real world, a combination of methods is often needed to accomplish this task.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page