Tips for installing a 6"SS flue liner .. with bends..

Sean McGillicuddy Posted By Sean McGillicuddy, Oct 11, 2015 at 5:55 PM

  1. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy
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    Hello One and all.
    Are there any Tips for installing a 6"SS flue liner .. with bends..
    Liner rubs inside the rectangular liner not too bad.
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. Fastdonzi

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    Can you pull it up from the Bottom?? I did my 8" that way and it was almost effortless.. I lifted it high enough for two guys to push the stove in once it was high enough... Mine was 25' long...
     
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  3. btuser

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    I fed from the top and had another person below. my liner was 3' longer than needed, so I "pointed" the end and attached a rope so the person below could pull. I insulated my liner, and the outside mesh kept catching on the mortar squeeze out so I duct taped a 4" masonry chisel to my chimney sticks and spent some time breaking off the bigger pieces. My liner is a 5.5" inside a 6"x12" flue, and with insulation it was beyond tight. I "ovalized" the liner with my knee and squished it down a little to make it a doable job, not much just about 1/2". My stove requires a 6" liner so it's technically undersized but draft is not a problem.

    If the chimney is on the outside wall I'd make sure to insulate/seal the bottom to keep cold air pouring down.
     
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    Yeah have the old liners broken out so you can put in a properly insulated liner. Or ovalize a 7" to fit but they are hard to get through bends
     
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  6. Fsappo

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    What are the inner dimensions of your tile?
     

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