Liners from ebay seller chimney1

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jimembarras

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Sep 12, 2021
2
CO
Thanks for the membership!

Does anyone have any experience to share with buying liners from an ebay seller named "chimney1"? I currently see this seller has multiple listings for 6" flexible liner kits in 316 stainless, which the seller claims are equivalent in quality and durability to all the other brand name liners. Unfortunately neither the product descriptions nor the reviews provide details about the manufacturing specifications, brand, quality, and durability of the liners, or the seller in general.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks,
Jim
 
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john26

Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
647
Wildwood MO
I am considering ordering a 6"x35' if I do I will post a review and pics
 
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marty319

Feeling the Heat
Nov 17, 2014
394
Belair mb
Carefull as this seller does not except returns.fleabay is sure not like it used to be .sellers put their items cheap and inflate shipping costs to keep their listing fees low.
 
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,205
central pa
Make sure it is ul listed and make sure you get an insulation kit with it.
 
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jimembarras

New Member
Sep 12, 2021
2
CO
Thanks for the membership!

Does anyone have any experience to share with buying liners from an ebay seller named "chimney1"? I currently see this seller has multiple listings for 6" flexible liner kits in 316 stainless, which the seller claims are equivalent in quality and durability to all the other brand name liners. Unfortunately neither the product descriptions nor the reviews provide details about the manufacturing specifications, brand, quality, and durability of the liners, or the seller in general.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks,
Jim
I asked the seller (chimney1) specific questions regarding manufacturer, brand, UL rating. I was ignored. At first i thought maybe there was simply a delay because of the Labor Day holiday, but now after 10 days it seems the seller doesn't want to answer.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
6,602
NE Ohio
Looks like a reseller, just drop ships from the supplier. Been a member since '98, but only a 98.5 rating, not terrible, not great...has a negative review for a chimney liner too...blames it on the shipper...who knows...doesn't sound like "first choice" material to me...
 
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WoodBurnerInWI

Feeling the Heat
Feb 2, 2020
275
Madison, WI
I would be weary of purchasing something as important as chimney liner, wood stoves, fireplaces, etc from a source like e-Bay or worse, Facebook ads. Craigslist is fine since it should be a local person and you should have an opportunity to view the items before purchase. And then of course there are some companies like Woodstock Soapstone that only do phone/online sales but are extremely solid and reputable. But for e-Bay and others, it's just not worth the risk of getting some 3rd party junk made who knows where and shipped from who knows where at a great cost to you and then no returns? I would avoid.
 

john26

Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
647
Wildwood MO
I thought they shipped out of New York but when I google it Chimney 1 shows a shop in Fort Wayne IN. If I do order one I am ordering the insulation from a Lynn manufacturing.
 
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john26

Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
647
Wildwood MO

WoodBurnerInWI

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Feb 2, 2020
275
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john26

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Oct 27, 2008
647
Wildwood MO

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,087
MA
Have you checked Rockford Chimney Supply?
 

john26

Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
647
Wildwood MO
Have you checked Rockford Chimney Supply?
Yes but did not seeing anything really made for this, I am considering connecting the liner to a 6" black T and supporting it off of the concrete wall.
 
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PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
1,087
MA
Fireplace Essentials in upstate NY is another place I have bookmarked. Purchased a brush and rods from them. They carry liners, etc.