Choosing a Single Flue Chimney Cap

May 11, 2017 @ 9:58 PM

 Chimney caps are an important component of your chimney to help prevent damage from rain water.  A chimney cap will also keep birds and animals from entering your chimney. These caps should be appropriately sized for your flue.

For single flue chimney's measure the outside dimension of the flue to insure ordering proper size.  The flue should extend 1 1/2" above the top of the chimney (crown wash) or you will need to order a set of flue grippers to install the cap.

All of the galvanized Homesaver chimney caps carry a lifetime warranty on workmanship and a 3-year warranty against rust-through.

The HomeSaver stainless chimney cap is covered by a lifetime warranty.

The Gelco copper chimney cap is covered ...............

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Class-A Factory Built Chimney Systems

May 7, 2017 @ 4:28 PM

FACTORY BUILT CHIMNEY SYSTEMS

You can now choose from a wide variety of chimneys constructed of metal and other materials. These chimneys are manufactured in a factory and assembled at the site. Among the more popular types of factory-built chimneys are:

Solid Pack Chimneys. Two layers of metal, generally stainless steel, with an insulative material between the layers of metal. Picture a pipe inside a larger pipe, with the space between the two packed with insulation.

Combinations. Chimneys which incorporate a combination of mass-insulation, air-cooling and/or air insulating designs. 

Factory built chimney system components are NOT interchangeable between brands.

We carry both the solid pack chimney and the combination ......

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Why A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner Should Be Used

May 7, 2017 @ 4:14 PM

Chimney flue liners in serve three main functions:

1) The liner protects the house from heat transfer to combustibles. In the NBS tests, unlined chimneys allowed heat to move through the chimney so rapidly that the adjacent woodwork caught fire in only 3 1/2 hours.

2) Chimney liners protect the masonry from the corrosive byproducts of combustion. In the tests it was determined that if the flue gases were allowed to penetrate to the brick and mortar, the result would be a reduction in the usable life of the chimney. The flue gases are acidic in nature and literally eat away at the mortar joints from inside the chimney. As the mortar joints erode, heat transfers more rapidly to the nearby combustibles and dangerous gases such as carbon.........

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Choosing the correct chimney liner alloy

August 7, 2016 @ 5:09 PM

Depending on the type fuel used for your fire you will need to choose one of the following chimney liners with the appropriate alloy.

316TI Flexible Stainless Steel Chimney Liner is a unique titanium alloy designed to resist flue acids and the extreme stresses of hot and cold cycles. It can withstand multiple heating cycles up to 2100 degrees. Intended Fuel: Wood, Coal, Low efficient Oil and Gas, and Pellet appliance.

304L Flexible Stainless Steel Chimney Liner is made the same as the 316Ti liner but has a 304 alloy which is for use with wood and pellet fuels.

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Owning and Using Gas Logs

July 13, 2016 @ 4:38 PM

Owning and Using Gas Logs

Ever asked any of the following?

Vented or Vent-free? What's the difference, and which do I want?

What sort of control do I want over my gas appliance?

How do I supplement my existing home heating system?

Do I build a wood fireplace or go with a gas fireplace in my new home?

Are you unable, or tired of buying, cutting or hauling wood, and/or stoking and cleaning up a wood fireplace or stove?

Do you have a warehouse, shed, barn or home addition that needs to have heating or at least enough heat to cut the chill?

Do you want the convenience and ambience of a fireplace without the hassle of wood and ashes?

If you think you want to purchase gas logs but don't know what is best ...

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When your chimney should be cleaned

July 8, 2016 @ 3:48 PM

Answering the question of when your chimney should be cleaned is not a simple one.  The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary."  We believe these inspections should be conducted by Chimney Sweeps who are certified by the National Chimney Sweep Guild as they have the expertise and certification to assess and address any fireplace or chimney problems.National Chimney Sweep Guild the  

The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211  takes into account that even if you don't use ...

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