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Do I need a chimney liner?

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I definitely need my chimneys repaired including some rows rebuilt. If I redo the burner chimney do I need a liner?

They're trying to sell me on the safety and effeciency of the liners. The concept sounds logical that it will be much more effecient and I just put in a new boiler so I am looking to optimize my energy consumption. And the safety issue is a no-brainer if it does make it safer. When I pulled off my burner pipe there was alot of chimney particiles, not soot so I'm thinking I need the lining but that debris could be just from the broken brick that I'm replacing.

What is the general thoughts on these chimney liners? Do they do as they proclaim?
 

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I definitely need my chimneys repaired including some rows rebuilt. If I redo the burner chimney do I need a liner?

They're trying to sell me on the safety and effeciency of the liners. The concept sounds logical that it will be much more effecient and I just put in a new boiler so I am looking to optimize my energy consumption. And the safety issue is a no-brainer if it does make it safer. When I pulled off my burner pipe there was alot of chimney particiles, not soot so I'm thinking I need the lining but that debris could be just from the broken brick that I'm replacing.

What is the general thoughts on these chimney liners? Do they do as they proclaim?

They are extremely effective, cut energy use, increase safety and fully utilize the extra energy saving features most new equipment has. It is a great way to utilize your existing chimney but make it super efficient and safer. Unless it's too much money it is a great way to go.
 

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In NJ, if you replace an oil furance with a gas furnace, figure the local CCO will require a chimney liner. Used to be just get a chimney sweep to clean the chimney --- not good enough anymore. And I have had to get liners with oil-to-oil furnace replacements.

It is almost better to just get a thru the wall super high efficiently gas burner then.

And with a chimney liner, you are supposed to put some special "fill" between the masonary brick wall and the liner.
 

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And with a chimney liner, you are supposed to put some special "fill" between the masonary brick wall and the liner.
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Yes, it's better to get that insulation for a furnace or boiler liner.

Old chimneys made entirely of brick can collapse on the liner. If you have a clay-flue liner in your chimney already, I see no need for another liner.
 

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When we sold our house, the repair estimate was $9k, from 2 estimates. To repair the chimney and triPle liner. We rePlaced it with a Buck Stove ventless gas fireplace , no need for chimney then. It was gorgeous.
 

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They are extremely effective, cut energy use, increase safety and fully utilize the extra energy saving features most new equipment has. It is a great way to utilize your existing chimney but make it super efficient and safer. Unless it's too much money it is a great way to go.

Its about an extra 1500 I believe. I spoke to a few others and they said it was a good idea as well so I'm doing it.

I'm spending $5500 for two chimney repairs and one lining. I solicited 6 chimney companies received valid quotes of $5250, 6k, $6.2k and $7.2k from 4 . All were reputable based on my research but I liked the guy at $6.2k. the best. I told him so and told him my quotes and said I could agree at $5500 and he said let's do it, so he starts on Thursday.
 
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