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Question DetailsAsked on 11/18/2014

what is average cost to replace the chimney liner for an oil burner system

was told my oil burner chimney is cracked and actually has hole in one place, need to replace. company offered a lifetime stainless steel liner at $100 per foot? is this the average? What questions should I ask

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Not knowing how long your run is or how many BTU your furnace is putting out, but ann oil-furnace rated double-wall stainless steel liner itself can run $40-60/LF commonly depending on diameter plus adapters and collars and such, so $70-100 would be a normal range (installed) for an easy straight run, and probably $100 plus with bends or a flue run needing some real tricks and a coule extra manhours to fit it into.

Make sure they checked the tables for sizing for your unit(s), and I presume this is going to be a double-wall stainless liner pipe, including all adapters and seals and such and top sealing collar ring/roof jack at the roof or crown (if in old chimney), plus wind-resistant top cap.

When they say lifetime warranty, check WHO is warranting it - the manufacturer (meaning materials only, no labor) or them (with or without materials or labor - commonly only one or the other), and for who's lifetime - yours, yours while you live in the house, house lifetime, furnace lifetime, or what. And get it in writing.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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