Installing a Wood stove

Thursday, 5 September, 2013

Are you planning on installing a wood stove this winter?  Is the high price of heating oil making you think about using alternative fuels?  If so you have come to the right place for help installing a wood stove safely.

One of the most important parts of installing a wood stove is making sure your chimney is safe.  To make your chimney the safest it can be, you need to install a stainless steel chimney liner with insulation.  The best chimney liner available is our rigid chimney liner.  If your chimney has bends or turns, we recommend installing the Flex King Pro HD.

The Flex King Pro HD is specifically designed to handle the exhaust of a wood burning appliance.  Installing a wood stove can save you hundreds of dollars on your heating bill.  Let us help you save hundreds of dollars on making your family and chimney safe this winter.

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Chimney Repair Season is Here

Tuesday, 30 July, 2013

Even though it is summer time, the chimney season is right around the corner. Now is the time to get good deals on flexible chimney liners and other chimney repair products. Chimney Liner Depot offers high quality american made chimney relining products. We are experts at what we do, so give us a call and let us help you with your chimney relining project.

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Gas Boiler Chimney Flue Liner

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013

If you are installing a gas boiler you most likely will need a chimney liner. If you don’t need one now, you will need one soon. A gas boiler vents a lot of condensation and acid residue into a clay flue liner. This type of venting is very damaging to a masonry chimney. The best way to protect your masonry chimney is to install a stainless steel chimney liner.

A stainless steel chimney liner is guaranteed to last forever. Save yourself lots of money and labor by installing a stainless steel liner at the time of the gas boiler installation.

Give us a call at 1-866-941-5112 and we will help you determine the proper size chimney liner for your chimney.

Flex King Pro HD, what is it?

Tuesday, 9 July, 2013

What is a Flex King Pro HD?

The Flex King Pro HD is our new Heavy Duty Smooth Wall flexible chimney liner. It’s made to perform under the most extreme conditions. It’s smooth wall construction is made to stand up against the most harsh wood stove applications. It’s heavy duty but light enough for an easy install. This is the best flexible stainless steel chimney liner we offer.

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Why use a Flex King Pro HD flexible chimney liner?

If you plan on using your burning your wood stove as your main source of heat, the Flex King Pro HD is the liner you need.  The advantages of the Flex King Pro HD is the thickness of the steel used.  The additional strength of the chimney liner allows for a more aggressive cleaning.  You will need this liner if you are going to install this chimney liner to a wood furnace.  It will give you the best flexible chimney liner available on the market.

If installing the Flex King Pro HD flexible chimney liner, you will need insulation.  Check us out on Facebook for a sale offer on insulation when you purchase a Flex King Pro Hd chimney liney kit.

Chimney Liner Types

Sunday, 9 June, 2013

When relining a chimney there are several types of chimney lining systems available. Chimney Liner Depot carries flexible and rigid chimney liners.

A rigid chimney liner is hands down the best chimney liner available. It’s glass smooth interior promotes excellent chimney draft and makes it harder for creosote to stick to than traditional liners. The only problem with rigid chimney liners is that it is not always a chimney lining system that will fit in a chimney. In order for a rigid chimney liner to fit in a chimney, the flue must be perfectly straight.

If your chimney flue is not straight a flexible chimney liner is what you will need to install. Chimney Liner Depot carries several lines of flexible chimney liner. Give us a call today to discuss your chimney relining requirements and we will help you figure out the best solution.

Is it too hot in June to install a chimney liner?

Monday, 3 June, 2013

Remember that summer is always over before we know it. If you need a chimney liner for a fireplace insert, for a gas boiler, or oil furnace… now is the time to get moving on the project. If you want to do the job yourself, you need to call Chimney Liner Depot and let our trained staff help you with the chimney relining project.

We have the highest quality chimney liners on the market at very competitive pricing. All our stainless steel chimney liners carry a lifetime warranty.

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What makes Chimney Liner Depot different?

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

Chimney Liner Depot: Who are we?

Chimney Liner Depot is different from other online chimney liner dealers because we are not just a dealer.  Almost every online store you see selling chimney liners is just that, an online store and nothing more.  They buy their product from one place and resell and have it shipped to your home at a higher price.  Chimney Liner Depot is the manufacturer.  We do not just have a website but we also have a factory.

Chimney Liner Depot: What do we make?

Chimney Liner Depot offers a full line of stainless steel chimney liners.  We make in house, flexible chimney liner, rigid chimney liner, single flue chimney caps, multi-flue chimney caps, chase covers, stove pipe and much more.  We are constantly expanding our product line.  So keep up with us on our press releases to see what Chimney liner Depot has in store for the future.

Chimney Liner Depot: Why are we in the Business?

Chimney Liner Depot is in the chimney field because we care about people.  We saw that there are so many homes that need chimney repairs. We know that a great deal of people are going to do their own chimney repairs. There are a lot of chimney sweeps/chimney repair companies out there who do a great job. The fact remains that there will always be do-it-yourselfers. If they are going to tackle chimney repairs we want them do it right. We decided to design a website and train our staff to help the average homeowner install a chimney liner correctly.  Chimney Liner Depot is here to help you make sure our family is safe and the job is done right.

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Chimney Liner Top Plate options

Sunday, 12 May, 2013

Chimney Liner Top Plate Options

When you buy a chimney liner kit, it includes a top plate.  These top plates can vary in style and size.  It is very important to purchase the size you need.  Sometimes you can “make it work” and others times you cannot.  So it is best to do your research before purchasing.

Flat Top Plate

Flat top plates are just that, flat.  It is designed to sit flat on top of the chimney.  These are to be used when you have no terra-cotta flue extending above the crown or when you plan on removing the existing flue.  This style of top plates is not designed to sit on top of the flue.  The standard size is 13″ x 13″.  These are the outside measurements of the top plates.    Our flat top plates are also available in 13″ x 18″ and 18″ x 18″.  But any size is available upon request.

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Terra-Cotta Top Plate

When you have a terra-cotta flue that extends out of the chimney, a terra-cotta top plate is suggested.  The top plate will wrap around the sides of the terra-cotta and secure to the outsides of the flue using 4 bolts that are adjusted tight to the flue.  Using this top plate is recommended when the terra-cotta is extending above the chimney because many times if you try to break the flue, it may crack the crown. terra-cotta top plate, chimney liner top plate  Terra-cotta top plates are available for all common flue sizes.

Deluxe Top Plates

Deluxe top plates come in either flat or terra-cotta style.  The only difference is that is has a square chimney cap built in.  The cap is hinged on one side that makes it a breeze for cleaning.  The deluxe top plates are the best looking top plates on the market.

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Rigid Chimney Liner Vs Flex Chimney Liner

Thursday, 9 May, 2013

Rigid Vs. Flex

As you have researched for your purchase of a chimney liner, you have encountered a rigid chimney liner and a flex chimney liner.  What chimney liner do you need?  Obviously you do not want to spend extra money if it does not bring much of a benefit.  We will answer 4 questions.  When would you use a Rigid chimney liner?  What benefits does it have?  When would you use a Flex liner?  What benefits does it have?

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When would you use a Rigid Chimney Liner?

You would use a rigid chimney liner when you want the BEST.  You would also want use rigid when you are using it for a solid burning appliance (wood, coal, pellet) that is your main source of heat.  One requirement is that your chimney be straight, free from bends.

What benefits does a Rigid Chimney Liner have?

A rigid chimney liner is strong.  You have the peace of mind that you have the best chimney liner on the market inside your chimney protecting you and your family from harmful fumes and a chimney fire that can be contained inside the liner.  Also, when you have a wood stove you want the best draft possible with as little creosote build up.

The rigid is a perfectly smooth inner wall.  Click HERE to learn how a smooth inner wall benefits you.  Rigid chimney liners can take a very aggressive cleaning, which means when you are done cleaning there should be absolutely nothing left in terms of creosote.

When would you use a Flex Chimney Liner?

You would use a flex chimney liner when your chimney has bends in it.  The flex is your only option in this case.  But there are a few styles of flex liners available.  This page will describe the difference between two of them.  If you have a gas furnace, this will not create creosote, so a flex liner may be sufficient in your case.

What benefits does a Flex Chimney Liner have?

A Flex chimney liner is light weight and easier to install than rigid.  The price is cheaper up front.  It will bend around fireplaces and easily connect to a fireplace insert.

How To install Flex Chimney Liner

Rigid chimney liner is the best.  But if for some reason it will not work in your case, seriously consider what style of flex liner you will need.  All our chimney liners and components are made from stainless steel.  If you can, use rigid chimney liner, it is the way to go.

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Flex King Vs. Flex King Pro

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013

Flex King Vs. Flex King Pro

Many people see our Flex King and Flex King Pro chimney liners and wonder what chimney liner is best for their application.  There is no one answer that fits all.  Lets talk about when you would use a Flex King or a Flex King Pro first for a wood stove, then an oil furnace and finally a gas furnace.  You can clearly see the differences between the Flex King (on the left) and the smooth inner wall Flex King Pro (on the right).

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Flex King Pro for Wood stoves

Generally we will say Flex King Pro is the best liner for wood stoves.  This is because it has a smooth inner wall.  That smooth wall creates for better draft and less creosote build up.  So if you plan on using your wood stove for more than just the occasional fire, the Flex King Liner is what you want.  If you are not going to burn your stove regularly, possibly just here and there on weekends, the Flex King will work just fine for you.  One thing you need to use, no matter what liner you install for your wood stove, is insulation.  Click here to learn why it is required.

So the verdict is if you burn more than here and there, install the Flex King Pro for your wood stove.

Flex King or Flex King Pro for Oil

Oil furnaces can go either way.  Sometimes it is recommended to use a Flex King Pro and other times a Flex King.  This is mainly determined on how well the furnace burns.  Sometimes an oil burner can be sensitive to draft, especially when the chimney is shorter than normal.  Sometimes the oil burner does not burn very clean and creates a thick soot in the chimney.  This can lead to a blocked chimney.  We highly suggest hiring a furnace specialist to clean and adjust the furnace immediately.  So if you have no issues with draft, your chimney is plenty tall enough and the furnace burns clean you can use the Flex King chimney liner.

Flex King for Gas Furnaces

The modern gas furnaces burn fairly clean.  When there is perfect combustion water is one of the by-products.  This is not just any water, it has acids within it.  This is no good for masonry chimneys.  The masonry will soak in the water and the acids will quickly eat away at the terra cotta flues and the bricks or blocks.  To prevent this damage you need to install a Flex King chimney Liner.  Some high efficient furnaces have cooler exhaust temperatures so the water condenses quickly inside the chimney.  In rare cases the water condenses at such high rates inside a cold chimney, water can be seen leaking out of the bottom of the chimney.  If you have this problem, you will need to insulate the chimney liner to keep that water inside the chimney as a steam.  This will prevent it from condensing and causing more problems.

If you have further questions, please contact us. We will help you decide what Flex King Liner will be best for you.

phone: 1-866-941-5112         email: contact@chimneylinerdepot.com

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