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Just installed SS flexible chimney liner. How do I connect it to my freestanding stove?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by WestVirginian, Jan 30, 2006.

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  1. WestVirginian

    WestVirginian New Member

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    Hi everyone--

    This weekend I successfully installed a flexible SS liner in my 25 foot masonry chimney. Yeah! Such a sense of relief. My flue has 2 significant turns in it, so I was nervous, but with three guys it only took about 15 minutes of pushing and pulling (had a rope attached to one end). Hard to believe that 15 minutes saved me $1000 I would have had to pay a chimneysweep (no offense to any chimneysweeps out there ;o) BTW, I ordered the liner from chimneylinerdepot.com, and would highly recommend them. 30 foot liner kit (complete with chimney cap, and "T" at the bottom) was $480 with free shipping. They also do local installations (if you happen to live by them), and they have a lot of knowledgeable chimneysweeps to answer any questions you have.

    Anyway, now I have to connect it to my woodstove (Jotul 500), which I have ordered. The bottom of the flexible liner is a "T", which is about 12 inches from where the back of the stove will be. The guys at chimneylinerdepot said that I could just use a leftover piece of the SS flexible liner to connect the T to the stove. Does this sound right? Any advice, or better ways to do it?

    Thanks for any information. Ian

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  2. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Yeah you could do that or a ridgid piece. Just make sure it rises 1/4" per ft.
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    Mike Wilson New Member

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    I would use a rigid piece from the stove to your "T" connector. Not too keen on a piece of flex running to a hard "T", then back to flex. Don't know why, just doesn't sit too well with me.

    -- Mike
  4. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Should be fine so long as the liner is supported and the 1/4" rise is maintained without any sagging. The only other advantage to using a piece of ridgid is that to connect the flex you'll probably need two more adapters.
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