Is a Chimney Liner a Good Idea?

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Smoker858
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
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Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Parsippany, NJ

Post Thu. Aug. 02, 2012 10:16 am

Our house is 2 stories tall plus attic which gives me a 24 foot tall stack. The chimney is 8" ID SS, installed for the wood stove in 1998.

As you can see by my stove pic there is one 90 degree elbow outdoors after the wall thimble.

The stove has a 6" exhaust. Does a 6" liner turn in an 8" el and hook up to the 6" stove vent?

I am not very familiar with liners, just want to save the overly expensive SS chimney.

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Post Thu. Aug. 02, 2012 10:43 am

There are 6" to 8" adapters, what is it that you are wanting to do.
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Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93
Location: Parsippany, NJ

Post Thu. Aug. 02, 2012 10:48 am

What I want to do is to install a SS liner to save the existing 8" ss chimney.

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Post Thu. Aug. 02, 2012 12:10 pm

Your only going to get maybe five years out of the ss liner. Mine started to pin hole at the bottom three feet after only two seasons. But mine was used with wood for four before I burned coal.

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Post Fri. Aug. 03, 2012 9:39 am

I would use the chimney you have as is. There is sense in installing a SS liner inside of a SS chimney. As I'm sure you know, a masonry chimney is always best (for coal) but you work with what you have.

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