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Question DetailsAsked on 1/4/2018

I have a 2 story + attic 100 year old home. Our fireplace is brick and needs a liner.

We haven't used it this year as the year before we smelled burning and saw smoke in the attic last time we used it.

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Wow - that must have been scary - your luck was holding that day.


Certainly you should have the chimney inspected by a chimney repair contractor, for damage in the chimney, costing for a liner, AND inspecting around the shimney in the attic to look for any burnt wood framing. The chimney contractor would not be qualified to do framing repair, but could tell you if there is any evident and if so you could then contract a roofing or framing carpenter who is experienced in roof framing repair so get that fixed.


Framing damage can be both from actual combustion, or from prolonged exposure to high heat - which makes the wood scaly and partly decomposed os it is easily dug into or splits easily.


Here are a few previous questions about liner installation cost FYI - presumably this is a wood or coal burning fireplace so depending on its design might be able to use a double-wall stainless steel liner, or possibly be relined with fire clay or fire rated cast-in-place cement liner. For a small wood fireplace the steel liner is usually cheaper, at least if the chimney run from fireplace to the rain cap is a straight shot, and the interior cavity is large enough to allow use of the steel liner.


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