Flexible Stainless Steel Chimney Liner Installation
Unless there are any major bends or obstructions in the chimney, a stainless steel flexible flue liner can be installed without the need to open up the chimney breast. The twin-walled steel liner (for solid fuel and oil) or the single walled liner (for gas) can generally be introduced to the flue from the top of the chimney and threaded down to the fireplace, where it can be attached to the stove or appliance via a rigid steel flue pipe. This can be vitreous or stainless steel which can be painted to match the stove.
The inside-surface of the stainless steel flue liner resists the build-up of tar and soot deposits, making regular maintenance and cleaning easier. Stainless-steel systems give good results and are cheaper than pumice systems, however, they are not as long lasting or as robust, and do not have the same insulating qualities so ensure the product is hetas approved and has a guarantee.