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Question DetailsAsked on 11/18/2016

How much will it cost to install a chimney liner to a one story house (ranch) to prevent birds getting inside.

The birds trapped inside will result to stop the heating system of the furnace. In Installing this chimney liner will they clean the chimney first before they install the liner and cover the top of the chimney? What are the things to be done in the installation of chimney liner? How much is the chimney liner per Ft.? How much the average labor for this service?

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IF the existing chimney, being used as a furnace flue, is the correct size to be used without a liner (and if legal in your area to do that), you do not need a liner - just a chimney cap, which a Chimney Sweep who does minor chimney repairs can install for $200-350 probably depending on your area labor costs and on what work is needed up top to adapt one to your chimney - likely will need a visit to measure and inspect, trip to store to get a type that will work for your case, then back for a 1/2-1 hour installation.

Looks like following (first link), lots of different designs including ones with legs for mounting on top of a brick/stone chimney, and ones designed to minimize drafting due to high winds in windy areas - you would want one with small slotted openings, or if in an area without freezxing conditions, a screened one (which become frosted up and blocked in cold regions) - screened ones generally look more like this (second link) -

IF your area does require a lining (sometimes required by law, otherwise depends on furnace/water heater BTU ratings and chimney internal dimensions), then a Heating and A/C contractor would be the ones to normally do this - here are some prior questions with answers links on that subject -

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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