By Hal from North Carolina on January 18, 2014
Will this work at the bottom of a chimney liner? I purchased a home and the chimney has a stainless liner, but below the "T" where the cleanout is, it is supported on cinder blocks. I want to remove these blocks and support this liner somehow, because it is not supported at the top where it exits the chimney. The only way to clean my liner after I use the brush is to detach the stove, pull it out from the liner and with a vacuum remove all of the creosote that falls below the tee. I can't remove the cleanout cover because it's sitting on the cinder blocks. Do you have any suggestions?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 20, 2014
Answer:This leg support system can definitely be used in place of the current setup for better access to the tee clean out cover. There are a couple of options that can be pursued. The first would be to use a bottom anchor plate with a large enough hold cut in it to allow the bottom of the tee to protrude through. This is the ideal system and this is what the support legs are designed to attach to. If the space is tight enough that fitting a bottom plate may not be possible, another option is to use a large support clamp to support the base of the tee, just above the cleanout cover. The support legs can then be attached to the clamp by using longer bolts.