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Question DetailsAsked on 12/15/2016

cost to line a wood burning fireplace flue

Liner will be for a clay 10" x 14" w/ 9" round base and a 8" damper. About 10' long
Total hieght off grass 15'

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You may actually find that a stainless steel replacement flue liner will be a getter choice, both in life and in reduced buildup in the chimney (especially with spiral flex liner), though typically a bit more expensive than a cast-in-place reline but can be cheaper in many cases than a clay liner. But you are not talking a tall chimney so might not be more expensive at all. You can find some prior similar questions in the Home > Chimney Repair link in Browse Projects, at lower left. Likely cost range I would estimate for a repair around $600-800 likely for a reline with cast-in-place grout, $1200-2000 range for new clay tile, and probably about $1000-1300 for stainless steel liner.

Which will be cheaper in your case depends on how straight the chimney is, the connection needed at the smokebox (usual termination of wood burning fireplace flue) or at the damper (usually flue connects here only in wood stoves, not fireplaces), how damaged the flue is (i.e. is it going to block access if going with relining or stainless steel), etc.

Chimey Repair would be your Search the List category to find a well-rated and reviewed contractor for this work - and bear in mind costs vary widely between contractors for this type of work, so get several bids - it is not unusual to see a 3-4 fold difference in pricing for chimney repair work.

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