By Mark from Harmony, ME on January 4, 2016
How do I install this FasNSmooth 35 foot smooth wall liner? I have an unlined chimney and want to burn wood. Does it come in sections? How do you make the flue cutouts? My wood stove has a 6" flue. Can it be attached to a 6" chimney liner? About how long would this liner last burning around 6 cords of wood a year?
By Will M. on January 5, 2016
Answer:Installation of flexible liner into masonry chimneys is commonly done from the top of the chimney and fed through a damper that has been removed to the stove or fed to the centerline of a cutout or thimble with a tee and snout already attached.
It is recommended to use liner of the same diameter when venting a wood stove.
Lastly, any stainless liner or chimney will last quite some time, but there is no standard life expectancy as there are far too many variables. With burning only properly seasoned wood and with annual service performed on a regular basis, this product should last no less than 25 years. This life expectancy will shorten if rotted or wet wood is burned, in addition to not having annual service performed which will allow corrosive creosote to degrade the inner wall of the liner.