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Old 06-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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can a fireplace flue be installed AFTER?


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My new house- built in the 40'2s, has no chimney flu (the cast iron assembly thingy that has a lever to shut the chimney during non use).

Im guessing you cant simply "mortar in" a flu afterward, right? Is this a huge chore? Spiders (widows) like to come down there, cold draft in winter, etc. Advice appreciated.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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I think what you mean is a damper. You can certainly a damper as well as a liner now. The liner will be a metal flexible one. You can also install the top locking cap that seals the chimney to the top of the existing chimney when not in use.

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Geez, my mix up, joe. Yes, a damper! So, wheres a good lace to buy one and how does one measure? (cap also good idea.)
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Get a cap damper combo. Like one of these
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How long ago was this chimmney checked and clean by a sweep?
May want to concider have them check this and install the flue at the same time.
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excellent link clutch! One of those caps will be a dual purpose item! Easy tio install, it appears too.
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How long ago was this chimmney checked and clean by a sweep?
May want to concider have them check this and install the flue at the same time.
Who knows- house was neglected. I'll get a chimney sweep to check it out to be safe. I did peek under there with light, and hardly any creosote residue at all. Anywa, man, Im on the right track! Thnaks, people.

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