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What is the best Liner to use for Replacement?? HELP!

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by fixitmandan, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. fixitmandan

    fixitmandan New Member

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    I am trying to find out what the best liner is to use for a replacement liner. What gauge do I use? I have seen .006 to .018 for sale. I need 33 feet total. Is it best to buy the kit?? I think from looking around that it is. Any suggestions??
    I have seen so many, I think they are all the same.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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  2. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Here are a few questions for you that may help folks here answer your questions.

    What sort of construction is your current chimney? What are the measurements of the current flue? Is it an interior or exterior chimney? What kind of condition is the current chimney in? What kind of unit is going to be hooked to the new chimney?

    Welcome to the site.

    pen
  3. fixitmandan

    fixitmandan New Member

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    Its an old house, I got up and looked down the chimney and its falling apart inside. It measures about 8" inside.. I think I need a 5 or 6" pipe. I have a gas insert that I want to put inside the fireplace. Top Vent. I did find a couple of good deals, but they look the same to me. I saw fireflex, pythonflex and a company out of Canada. The pythonflex price seems to be the best one so far. Has anyone ever heard of Python Flex?? Here is a link to it. Am I allowed to show where I am going to buy it?
    http://www.globalchimney.us/chimney-liners/pythonflex-316ti-stainless-steel-chimney-liner-006/

    I dont see any clamps here, How do you make sure its not going to slip off??

    Dan
  4. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    I've had great luck with Rockford Chimney, http://www.chimneylinerinc.com/
    They will answer any idiotic question you may come up with, patiently. Ask me how I know...

    I think the question was, was size is the outlet on your stove?
  5. overfire

    overfire New Member

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    Olympia chimney liner is the best hands down. its 24g 316SS. Their chimney as long as its the 316 SS is life time waranty even with coal. Yes life time not prorated after 10 years. Olympia is the only company with this kind of quality. Look them up they are located in Scranton Pennsylvania.
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Move to the gas forum so that you get a more appropriate response.
  7. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    If you are installing a vented gas insert, you should be able to use a flexible aluminum liner - you do not need one with Stainless Steel construction.
    Is your insert a Direct Vent or a B-vent unit?
    What make & model do you have?
  8. overfire

    overfire New Member

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    Sorry I have a habit of reading the headline and not all the posts. Agreed that SS is not necessary. But if you want SS get Olympia. And no I dont work for them I just really like their product.

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