I am considering a liner install, and I am planning on doing the job myself. What I am lining is an exterior chimney that is 25 feet in height. 9X13 clay tile lined. (Masonry chimney.) All brick hearth, floor to ceiling. 8 inch thimble. Here is my problem. This chimney was specifically built for a freestanding wood stove and has an 8 inch thimble direct into the clay tile. When I drop the liner in, how would I connect the flue/smoke pipe from the stove? Will I have to break out bricks in the hearth to access the liner? Or, is there something/some other way of doing this? ( Do I sound stupid yet?) Oh, by the way! A big THANK YOU to all the great people here! Even though I have been burning for quite some time, I have learned so much here! This site and all the people here ROCK! I had my annual inspection and I asked the chumney service for a quote on a liner. When I asked for specifics on the type of install and work intailed he explained that he would have to "bust out" my exising tile to place the SS liner. I would have gone along with this had I not read the posts concerning this! Thank you in advance for all you help.