So I’ve really messed up. I have a 30’ chimney with 8x12 flue tiles, and desperately want a wood stove in my fireplace. The chimney has never burned wood (old gas heater was used), and the tiles are in perfect shape. Trouble is, there’s an offset and I absolutely can’t get a 6” liner down. Now I’ve got 10’ of liner in the top of the chimney, about down to the offset. 1). Does it make sense to run the rest of the liner from the bottom up and just have the offset unlined? It doesn’t seem like that would draft very well. 2). Can I yank the top 10’ out and use insulated rigid stainless liner from the stove up about 16’ to the offset and put in a block off plate? That would leave the offset and about 10’ or chimney unlined. The stove isn’t my primary heat source, so all I want is enough draft to enjoy a wood stove. Main concern: not wanting to risk a fire. Not main concern: being up to code. I’m realize that may be the same thing. Thanks anyone for help. Pretty exhausted after being on a hot roof all day and discouraged.