Monday, September 23, 2013

New Chimney Liner

Our new stainless steel chimney liner was installed today. The old one was put in just before we bought the house in 1989 and was suposed to last 25 years so it is right on schedule for replacement. The two guys from Oliver's Chimneys arrived just after 9:00 this morning and were gone by 11:30. The bill was $1020.

Out With The Old


Pretty rough shape! No wonder it would not draw!


In with the new!


Tying it to the insert
 
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10 comments:

  1. That should help things. When we got ours done it made a world of difference. Mind you our old one tried to start a fire in the attic before we got around to changing it. We had to change out the entire brick chimney as well.

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    1. Wow! That sounds like a close call! More than $1000 I would guess.

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    2. Insurance is a wonderful thing. It was a 6-7 K job and we just had to pay our deductible. They tried to put in a liner but our chimney was such a convoluted design ( a bit of an S shape to get around the upstairs fireplace ) that the flexible liner broke as they were installing it. Then they had to start from scratch, build a new masonry chimney around a steel liner. The insurance company didn't like it, but they paid it all.

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  2. Looks like you are getting through your "to do list" pretty fast.

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  3. Flower beds look great! Enjoy the new chimney.

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  4. Good thing for changing out the old for new. You can have a relaxed while enjoying the fire. With an RV or a home, there is always something that needs fixing and/or replacing.

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