How to Connect a Flue Pipe to a Chimney Liner How to Connect a Flue Pipe to a Chimney Liner
A flue pipe is made out of fireproof materials, and its main purpose is to get rid of combustible gases occurring within heating installations. Connecting a flue pipe is relatively easy, and a kit should be available to purchase.
Before you begin, ensure that you have suitable labor for the process, as it is cumbersome. Also to remember to wear protective clothing, such as eye goggles, dust masks and gloves.
1. Measure the Flue Pipe
Determine the length of your flue pipe. The overall length of a straight flue pipe should be no more than 10 feet. Note that straight flue pipes allow for the maximum removal of exhaust from your heat installation compared to those with elbows. Increase the measurements on either end of the flue pipe by a few inches. Use a saw to cut your pipe according to these measurements and ensure the edges are clean.
2. Attach the Flue Pipe
Locate the point where the flue pipe will connect to the chimney liner, then fasten it to the liner with screws and caulk or a similar adhesive material. Try to keep the flue pipe centered to the liner, as this will limit the damage to the insulation.
On the end that is to be connected to your heat installation, use a flue collar for this attachment, again with screws and caulk.
3. Clean the Pipe
Be sure to allow for the cleaning of the flue pipe as you assemble it, without involving the movement of your heat installation.