Flexible, stainless steel liners- a great innovation that needs to be maintained with care.

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Brick and stone chimney repair, Chimney re-lining (safety upgrades), Home fire safety for you and your family, Woodstove insert (into a fireplace) installation


In the ancient days we had to use ridged stainless steel pipe and very heavy-duty flex pipe to line a chimney. The liner would frequently get caught up in bends in the chimney system and cause us much grief. We install liners to make chimneys safe, and as mechanical code requires when installing to the exhaust ports of woodstoves and oil-fuel furnaces. Now we have light-weight stainless steel flex material that lines the entire run of the chimney and is much easier to install. One word of caution though: care needs to be taken when sweeping these liners. A chimney sweep can damage one of these liners if done improperly with the wrong equipment. The next blog will discuss this cleaning procedure, so  please watch for the posting…

Have a good day!

Rick Baker

Chimney expert

Why I like Napolean woodstoves.

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Free-standing woodstove installation, Woodstove insert (into a fireplace) installation

There are two reasons that I like Napolean woodstoves:

  1. They heat well and my customers rave about them.
  2. They save my customers money.

We do not have a brick-and-mortar storefront, as we clean and repair chimneys and install woodstoves. We order in our Napolean stoves as needed. This allows us to pass the savings along to customers. Our customers rave about their new stoves heating capacity and fuel efficiency. They also love the price. Here is a link to Napolean corporate: