Below are diagrams of the anatomy of the chimney.
This piece covers the top plate. The chimney cap prevents weather and other elements from harming the chimney flue. In addition, the function of the chimney cap includes allowing chimney gases to vent out from the top.
A stainless steel round or oval pipe is installed in the chimney flue, venting harmful gasses and water vapor to exhaust from the top of the chimney.
A clay, ceramic, or metal passageway is installed inside of a chimney. The chimney flue contains the combustible exhaust, directing it to the outside atmosphere. Most importantly it protects the chimney walls from heat and corrosion.
The bonding agent of mortar concrete is applied to the inclined walls of the smoke chamber. This gives it a smooth surface and allows the fireplace smoke to enter the chimney flue. In addition, parging the chimney protects the walls from the high temperature of the fire.
The location where the fire burns. There are masonry and metal fireboxes. This depends on the type of fireplace.
A structure connected to the chimney, is made of brick, stone, or metal that can contain a fire.
Stone, wood, or gas appliances that are already inside of a fireplace. The function is to increase the heat generated.
Installed in between the chimney masonry and liner, the insulation helps prevent creosote buildup. Two types of chimney insulations include TherMix and insulation blankets. The choice of insulation depends on the amount of space in this area.
The connector between the chimney liner and appliance.
With the help of the slanted walls, the smoke chamber compresses the exhaust gases into the chimney flue. This area of the chimney also refers to the draft created in this space. When built properly, the smoke chamber will have a good draft.
Used as a ventilation system for attached appliances.
This liner is more beneficial to wood-burning stoves and fireplaces. Stainless steel chimney liners keep the chimney walls protected for many years.
The tee attaches the chimney liner and smoke pipe for other appliances.
Chimney ashes are collected at the clean-out door. It should also seal properly to prevent drafts.
Placed at the top of the chimney liner, the top plate prevents water and other weather elements from entering the chimney flue.
The point where the stovepipe and chimney liner connect for stove appliances.
The experts at Ageless Chimney have years of installing chimney liners. Our team has been helping homes every day stay protected with chimney liners. Chimney liners allow the smoke to have an exit point, preventing combustible products from staying trapped. Check out how our team install a chimney liner on Long Island by watching this youtube video.
A traditional type of liner that can last for many years. Older homes have clay tiles installed. To update the chimneys, many replace them with a stainless steel liner. A drawback with clay tiles is that when fires occur, it is more likely for masonry to break and allow the fire to spread quickly. It is also very challenging to repair clay tiles, often the reason for the transition to a metal liner.
To form a new flue, chimney experts pour concrete mortar into the chimney. This improves the chimney structure. This liner is also very challenging due to the installation process.
There are two types of common metal chimney liners. The first type of liner is the stainless steel chimney liner. This is a very popular choice on Long Island due to the many benefits. Wood-burning stoves and fireplaces use stainless steel liners. The benefits include resistance to corrosion, higher temperature regulation, and a long lifespan. Whereas gas appliances use aluminum chimney liners.
An innovative solution for heat and corrosion-resistant lining of gas & oil heated chimneys. Installed in its soft state, FuranFlex will inflate by the steam, taking the shape of the chimney. As a result of the heat, it hardens to form a heat & corrosion resistant composite liner of steel hardness. This chimney liner is great for chimneys that have irregular-shaped flues. Ageless Chimney has experience in FuranFlex chimney liner installation.
Advantages of FuranFlex
Our skilled Ageless Chimney technicians will propose FuranFlex as the best option for specific chimney situations. The many benefits include:
It is unnecessary to demolish walls. This makes it a cleaner option
It can be applied to all types of boilers & chimneys
Chimneys up to 100m in height & 120cm in diameter can be lined without joints being applied
Its inner surface is smooth and its heat-insulating capacity helps boilers operate economically
In addition, it does not corrode for about 25 years
An essential layer of fire protection between heat and combustible framing around the chimney.
Improves draft and operation of appliances.
Easy and Effective Cleaning
Minimized soot and creosote build-up, little cleaning.
The liner acts as a barrier against water damage.
Reduces Creosote Buildup
Extreme buildup of creosote is a major cause of chimney fires. The expansion and contraction of the chimney liner allow the creosote to break off.
1. The Lightweight-Flex Chimney Liner
An economic choice is a strong and durable liner.
An economic choice that is a hybrid lightweight and middleweight liner
A cost-effective, high draft, double-wall liner.
4. Light Heavyweight-Flex
A Hybrid Middleweight and Heavyweight Liner
An unbreakable, double thick, and super durable
Annual Inspection Code:
NFPA 211.14.1 Annual Inspection
Chimneys, Fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year in accordance with the requirements of 15.1
Cleaning, maintenance & repairs shall be done if necessary.
If the flue liner in a chimney has softened, cracked, or otherwise deteriorated so that it no longer has the continued ability to contain the products of combustion (I.E. heat, moisture, creosote & flue gases), the liner shall be removed & replaced, repaired, or relined with a listed liner system.
Smoke Test Code:
NFPA 7.1.7 Smoke Test
Masonry chimneys shall be proved tight by a smoke test after construction and before being put into use.
NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association that provides guidelines for fire safety.
It is time for a new chimney liner once the current liner is broken, has cracks, or is unsafe. If your chimney does not have a chimney liner, Ageless Chimney highly recommends installing one.
The lifespan of a chimney liner depends on its type and quality of the chimney liner. Clay flue chimneys last around 50 years. Whereas metal chimney liners last 15 to 20 years. Thus, Ageless Chimney’s choice, Lifetime Chimney, offers a lifetime guarantee on their chimney liner products.
Having your chimney swept and inspected once a year can prevent chimney fires. Ageless Chimney technicians perform chimney inspections that check for any problems or damage to your chimney.
Chimney insulation helps the temperature stay regulated. Then makes the flue gases warmer and increases the speed of ventilation upward, preventing condensation build-up.
Below are testimonies from our great clients regarding our chimney liner installation services.
Many homeowners are aware of chimney liners and most of their functions. When on a job, Ageless Chimney makes sure to first explain the problem with the existing chimney structure. After that, they will provide the solution and execute it to ensure the chimney function is above standard and can perform properly. As stated above, our knowledge, work, and professionalism impress many homeowners. This has led to the many five-star reviews we receive. Our client reviews describe the above-standard services. This allows us to continue to maintain chimneys across Manhattan and Long Island.
Chimney liners are a very important aspect of the chimney to ensure it is safe to use. Equally important, the liner is a crucial component of the chimney structure, to increase the performance of appliances and the chimney function.
With the help of Ageless Chimney, choose the best solution regarding your chimney structure and maintenance. In brief, trust the experts to take you through the chimney liner installation process. With over 15 years of experience, call the professionals at Ageless Chimney at 516-613-5450 or click estimate your chimney to schedule your free estimate today!