And that brick chimney will last a few lifetimes, wood or coal. Maybe as long as ten years for the metal chimney with coal.Hoytman wrote: ↑Sun. Mar. 07, 2021 11:32 amGo ahead and get your prices for to do it all with stainless steel, labor for all included, then wait a while. I’d bet you can find a mason to match the price.
Four feet (4’) of 8”x8” clay liner cost me $20. Price 4 ft of Stainless steel. You can’t buy a 6inch stainless steel extension for $20, let alone a 1 ft extension for that price. The sweeps that gave me estimates wanted as much labor costs for install metal as the mason wanted for his labor, so the labor there was the same. Plus those guys make a killing off of the metal and the good stainless 316Ti isn’t cheap even if I buy it myself through Rockford Chimney Supply.
I can’t imagine using anything galvanized for a chimney lining after cutting and torching miles and miles of guard railing. That nasty yellow and toxic smoke is horrific. You learn real quick to stay on the upwind side of the smoke.
My brick chimneys are over 100 years old, built for coal, and still working. When looking to burn coal to save money, that life-span of a chimney cost gets factored in, too.