Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

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.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

1 Answer


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.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy