When you want to heat your house using fire, you should make sure the gases produced are vented outside your home. A chimney flue is basically pipe that is used for letting out carbon monoxide and other gases that get emitted when you heat a house by use fuel application. On the chimney flue is a chimney liner, a material that has combustion products from the fuel you are using until they go up from the chimney.
Liners that let out the gases well are constructed with grooved tubes because this are the best in making liners. Fitting a fire or wood burning stove or lining a chimney doesn’t have to be specifically done as a DIY work but it does have to go in line with the building regulations. It is important that the work was done should be perfect and straight from the books so that it doesn’t cause unnecessary damages You should be extremely careful when doing this kind of work because it is like any other building work. Therefore, notification to the local council’s building control should be done. When construction is ongoing, necessary precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of everyone around there, and one of this is scaffolding of the building in progress.
It is necessary to have a check on an existing chimney or where one is trying to install a new chimney or a new flue.
It is possible to do this yourself if you know and understand how to go about this kind of work. One thing you need to do though before everything is checked the local building and fire safety codes. Some things may be hard to do and in those cases, hiring a specialist may be inevitable. If you are not so particular about the work you are undertaking, it would be advisable to let an expert do it.
Cleaning the chimney is necessary before putting a new chimney liner. One reason why you should sweep the chimney before installation of the liner is so that nothing falls off the chimney which the installation is ongoing. Installation of a wood stove should be done while installing the liner or soon after that.
Since not all liners go with the kind of fuel that you require; you should talk to your supplier for advising you.
Flue liner should always be covered with insulations, and this is a requirement. Hot air on its way up the chimney could condense and run down the liner if the liner is not insulated. There would be no point in lighting a fire if all the hot air condenses and comes down like water on the fire.