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fittinng a chimney liner

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jersey, 3 Jun 2009.

  1. jersey

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    just had my chimney checked for smoke leaks and found the mortar has rotted away :( :evil: so i need to fit a liner and want to do it my self i have an open coal fire i know i have to fit a gather hood above the fire and i need to make a hole above the fire back all i need from you DIYNOT people is some tips i hope this makes sense and some tips come back and some cheap suppliers
     
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    where are the leaks? Often they are in the loft and easy to fix. There is also a grouting system of relining. Maybe someone know who does it.
     
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    You only need to fit a liner if your `mid feathers` have gone, in other words if your fire`s chimney and another fire`s chimney spills into one another. If you only have one fireplace/chimney it usually repairable by pointing. The test carried out is normally a smoke test, and if you have more than one chimney pot, the idea is to make sure that the products of combustion are just exiting the one pot. If coming from both you have a problem.
     
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    If pointing , make sure you point in between downstairs ceiling and uptairs floorboards.
     
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    basicaly capped off two disused pots lit fire smoke entered up stairs rooms through brest took caps off and smoke came out so its leaking through brickwork/mortar takes bout 15 mins to enter rooms
     
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    That is quite a severe test for an old flue.
     
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