Finally got my flue relined today. Backstory, I called in late August to have the flue cleaned and inspected, they were booking out to November (yikes). November came, they cleaned and inspected the flue. Found cracks behind and just above the thimble, and a tile high up that had shifted. Recommendation was not to burn until repairs had been made (huge bummer). I booked the repair/relining, that was booking out to January (yikes again). They showed up yesterday and removed all the old clay liner tiles, and installed a flexible stainless liner with insulation blanket wrapped in mesh, plus a new cap. Also installed a T at the bottom for cleaning, and cemented the clean out part of the pipe at the old clean out hatch right behind the stove to minimize any air leaks. 6" liner running up approximately 30-35 feet of chimney from the basement. Before, the clay liner was square, and measured 7.5" diagonally corner to corner. Just fired it up about a half hour ago for the first time with the new set up. Draft definitely pulls stronger, and the stovetop got up to over 600 degrees waaaay faster than it ever has, I was surprised, but I guess it makes sense that the smaller, new 6 inch pipe would pull harder. Very happy to have a fire again. Got a mix of pine, maple and oak in there now. Me and the old dog are happily sitting in front of it right now. Cheers everybody!