Hi I am Robert from Northline Express. I am here to talk about chimney liner and help you to decide which liner type is best for you. We will be talking about the Do It Yourself Chimney Liner and it comes in two varieties: Smooth Wall Double Construction Liner and Single Wall Corrugated Liner.
The difference being that the corrugated is less expensive and is also able to be field ovalized; meaning that this liner can be squished to get it past your damper. There is also a section that comes already oval that you can use through the damper area. This section is available in both models.
The Smooth wall is a double wall construction with an inner smooth wall and an outer corrugated wall. Because of its construction this liner is a heavy pipe and you cannot squeeze it to ovalize for passing through the damper area. You will have to use the oval section for the damper area.
Some of the benefits of the Smooth Wall Liner are that it will be easier to clean than the Single wall liner. The Single Wall Liner will have more creosote buildup due to it being corrugated. The Smooth Wall will stay a little bit warmer reducing your creosote and increasing your draft by about 20%. The Smooth Wall Liner is highly recommended over the corrugated liner. However, the Corrugated Liner is a good choice if you are looking for the most economical choice.
Once you have chosen the type of liner, you will now need to choose what kit you will need. The kits come with two different adapters; the tee adapter or the stove top adapter. The tee adapter is designed for a woodstove or fireplace insert that has a rear vent. If you have a top vent or an angled vent you will want to pick the kit with the stove top adapter in it.
Whether you choose a single-wall chimney lining system or a smooth-wall chimney lining kit, your chimney will be secured with a thick layer of stainless steel that is specifically formulated to withstand severe conditions present within your chimney flue.
Not only does the durable 316L grade stainless steel build stand up to the corrosive environments found in gas flues, but it also withstands the high heat present in wood and coal burning chimney flues.
So it is really simple, you pick what type of liner, you pick the kit that you want, and then you install it yourself. We are going to show you how to install chimney liner in our next video. I hope you have enjoyed this section and learning about chimney liner types.