Lining a Wood Stove\r\nQuestion- Here is an interesting question about using a Wood Stove that came into Ask the Chimney Sweep\r\n\r\nWith a fireplace insert, would it be practical to start by just dropping in a new metal flue liner, to TRY to stop the smoke from coming back into the room? (It\u2019s an old home, therefore I\u00a0am guessing the\u00a0mortar MUST be getting weak by now, and it will be time for a fix.)\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s the only fireplace there is. Furnace in basement is turned off. Won\u2019t be turning on at all\u2026might this cause any problem? Previous owners had installed a heat pump, high on wall, in same room as fireplace insert.\r\n\r\n(There\u2019s an attic space above the room that has the insert.) Cracking a window doesn\u2019t seem to help. Therefore, I have to assume that the insert worked properly, at least at some point, it seems like the\u00a0previous owners were there for many years, and had a big supply of wood. Any ideas what it should cost to have chimney person put in a metal liner (in WA State)?\r\nAnswer - Greetings Mr. Frustrated,\r\nI\u2019m going to try and save you a lot of grief. First, I would call a member of the National Chimney Sweeps Guild to find a chimney sweep in your area. In addition to this, it is very\u00a0important that they do a \u201cvideo inspection\u201d with a closed circuit camera.\r\nToday prices may cost you apx $200 -$350 but most of all, after sweeping the chimney of all lose sweepable deposits, not gummy grazed or tarry creosote as this would be addressed as a separate issued video inspection needs to be completed the service person will be looking to document, scorched burn marks, missing mortar joints, and possible cracked or broken terra-cotta flue tiles.\r\n\r\n \r\nFor instance, Power Sweeping, a fireplace with a spinning brush, mounted on extendable rods has proven to be the very best method to reach all of those difficult nocks in crannies that are hiding up in the smoke chamber.\r\nLining a Wood Stove Keeping a close eye on the video monitor while using a close circuit\u00a0camera. This serviceman is looking for signs of \u00a0having a possible chimney fire, or construction defaults, such as missing mortar joints and combustible wood framing that does not belong in this fireplace system\r\n\r\nFor instance, this is ( Stage 3 Creosote ) and is often associated as being tarry or somewhat gummy. Stage 3 is diffidently the hardest to remove from the chimney flue liner system\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nConsequently, after a chimney fire, looking down this chimney flue you can easily see the flue tile damage.\r\nIf you have experienced a chimney fire, it may be covered as a Sudden Occurrence\u00a0Insurance claim.\r\nHowever, let\u2019s now talk about the Stainless Steel (SS) chimney flue lining systems. There's wood-stove insert manufacture today that doesn't require a stainless chimney liner with UL \u00a0tested insulation\u00a0\u00a0material.\r\n\r\nTherefore, these thermal blanket materials have two purposes. First, is to provide clearance to combustible that may be in the chimney system and a second is to keep the hot gasses drafting up the chimney flue pipe properly.\r\n\r\nAll of the stove manufactures, that I\u2019m aware of now require \u00a0a SS liner to be same size in square inches, as the on the opening of the \u00a0outlet on the stove. We only will take on a relining job if it is going to be installed all of the way to the top of the chimney flue system. As a result the estimated price for a SS liner will depend on the installation approach, degree of difficulty, size (6\u201d or 8\u201d) and the actual length of the SS a liner needed . Today the call for a 6\u201d liner and may cost between $2,500 to $4,500.\r\n\r\n\r\nWe have switched to this newer HomeSavers Pre-Insulated HomeSaver Ultra stainless steel pipe\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/7GRZy8EZwX4\r\n\r\nIn conclusion, we hope you can find a reputable Chimney Sweep in your area by using this link:\u00a0 http:\/\/www.ncsg.org\/search.\u00a0In addition,\u00a0be sure and go online so you can\u00a0read their customer reviews from Google, BBB and AngiesList.\r\nI hope that this information helps!\r\nBurn Safe and Warm\r\nClay\r\n\r\n?