Q&A Clay liner removal

QandA Posted By QandA, Nov 17, 2007 at 8:22 PM

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  1. QandA

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    Nov 27, 2012

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


    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.
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