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Chimney Flue Lining Problems

Based on the kind of fuel you use, condensation could be the main cause of your chimney flue lining problems. It might be that your flue lining has an incorrect cross sectional area. Typically, solid fuels need a larger than average flue area, as they produce more gas at a higher temperature. Chimney flues used for evacuating gasses from solid fuels are exposed to temperature levels that impact on the jointing and flue surface. Ultimately, over the long term, this will cause leakages.

Obviously, the rate of deterioration will depend on the materials used to build the flue. Standard cement lime mortar can be vulnerable to “acid attacks”.  Also, another issue is the accumulation of creosotes and tars – if these are not regularly swept away – which will cause chimney/soot fires. Such fires are horrific events that can pass by unnoticed (for those who are fortunate), or lead to significant damage to your building. In any case, normally, you are left with a chimney that leaks.

Liquid fuel burns at a far lower temperature in the flue, however it does deposit a large quantity of acidic and moist residue inside the chimney (or, in other words, condensation). The products resulting from combustion cool down, prior to leaving the flue. Consequently, within the flue, a dew point arises that leads to acidic condensates dripping back down the flue’s interior. This harms the flue appliances, décor and jointing.

Clearly, there are several alternative explanations for leaking flues, aside from those linked to the running of appliances for certain time periods. One explanation is incorrect construction. Examples of this include topsy turvy liners, obstructions that produce flue gas turbulence, and badly jointed flues.

Flue lining can have a positive impact on your energy rates, your chimney’s longevity and the environment. Chimney flue lining allows you to comply with the necessary building regulations, boost your chimney flue’s lifespan and enhance the efficiency of your appliance. Indeed, installers and manufacturers of eco friendly appliances endorse chimney flue lining for efficiency improvement. A chimney flue can even save lives, as it reduces carbon monoxide poisoning risks.

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Make sure you consider lining your chimney

Why is it important?

Lining your chimney is one of the most important things you will need to do as your chimney ages. Usually, lining becomes less intact as times goes by. Although many people do not often think about the quality of their chimney linings, the risk of carbon monoxide and smoke that leaks into your house should not be ignored. Fortunately, there are several alternatives available to you when rebuilding your chimney. One such solution to leaking smoke is to install a chimney liner.

Chimney liners form part of the safety features for homes. Liners are materials that are used to cover the interior space of the chimney. It helps to protect the chimney against effects of combustion of materials and other substances that are often expelled via the chimney. Liners can be pre-installed into the chimney or may be installed on a later date. Today, the building code requires all homeowners to install adequate liners. The law requires all new chimneys to be lined, which is why you should hire a competent company like ourselves to handle this delicate task.

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Don’t always go for cheaper

After we’ve cleaned the chimney, you can choose a chimney liner that can fit into your chimney and that is suited to the open fire or closed appliance that you have or intend to install. There are several types of chimney liners. As an experienced Company it is not always better to go for cheaper chimney liner, which is made of stainless steel. But it does have its reasoning.

By installing a chimney liner, you protect your chimney from deterioration that can cause sparks, fumes to affect the surrounding walls, roof or attic. Although chimney liners are among the neglected home features, their absence can be detrimental to a home. To protect your home and your family from hazards caused by deteriorating liners, you should use clay liners to reinforce the chimney. You can also build new liners using cement. Which is why Landyvent are always keen to highlight the reasons behind chimney liners. After all safety is always of the highest importance.

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Swindon Build Centre

This shot shows our newly increased stand size at the Swindon build centre. We have increased from a metre wide stand showing 1 appliance to a 3 metre wide stand showing all 4 Eccostoves in the range along with our chimney section, lined with Eldfast ceramic lining……come along and see us any time!

Julian is in the process of putting the 3 existing separate Eccostove brochures into one booklet brochure, all in time for Hearth and Home, Harrogate in a little over a weeks time. Why not come along and pick up a new format brochure at stand A6?

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E730 Eccostove

Watch this space! We have our E730 Eccostove at the Kiwa Gastec testing house and all results should be available this week. We are keeping everything crossed for a great set of results, that will put the newest of the Eccostove range at the top of the pile where it is expected to shine!

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The UK Eccostove team leave early tomorrow morning for Orlando, Florida to exhibit at the HPBExpo and will be happy to discuss dealerships from 14th-16th March on stand 2334. This is another great shot of our E730 OVAL in its naked finish! Here’s to a great show!