2 comments on “Fireplace Relining

  1. Mark F on said:

    My father in law ran a wood stove in the same flue as his oil burner for years. He always burned a low fire so the creosote built up to the point of not being able to clean the flue and it is caked on the side walls of the flue. Just before he passed away he ask that when he is gone the stove be disconnected and seal up the opening. I did that but the creosote flue remains with the oil burner using that flue. Are there any dangers to this? My father in-law figured his wife would move after his passing but she hasn’t. I know when the hose is eventually sold this issue will need to be addressed. I priced relining the chimney with SS and rebuilding the chimney from the roof line up (it needs it). Estimate was $2900.
    Would there be any concerns remaining once this work was done? I’m concerned that the relining wouldn’t eliminate the fact that the old flue was still caked with creosote and be an issue down the road if the house went up for sale.
    So you see I need answers to several issues. How dangerous is the existing flue with only the oil burner running in it? Would the creosote be an issue to a buyer as it is and if it were relined with SS?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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