When you want to heat your house using fire, you should make sure the gases produced are vented outside your home. The channelling of the gases that come from the burning of fuel appliances can be done by a chimney flue. For your house to get enough heat and no smoke, the chimney liner is necessary for that it removes all the required gases that can affect you.
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 This modification in your house of chimney installation is also classified as building work so it should be done and followed as so. Safety measure is a must, and as you build the chimney, there is an importance to make a temporary building around the chimney to safeguard nearby people.
A visual check must be done on a new flue installation, a chimney installation or an existing chimney.
If you are handy with tools and you are equipped to handle this type of construction then you can do it yourself. If you think yourself capable of building your chimney you should make sure you know what to do and what not to do. You should always put your safety first if you will do your chimney work. In chimney repairs and installation work, you should hire a person who knows it well in case you are not sure of yourself.
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.
It is necessary to know and to understand the kind of fuel/wood burner to use and also the type of liner that should be used in your chosen fuel.
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.