View Full Version : Chimney lining

Jim Luttrall
07-18-2008, 02:10 PM
Is there now or has there ever been in the modern era of codes an allowance for wood burning masonry chimney to be built of brick with no liner?
I know what I think, but wanted to get some other input.
The house in question was built in the late 60's or early 70's and has firebrick in the firebox but excessive damage to the exterior brick and crown from weathering and no visible lining, just exposed bricks set in mortar that look like the same soft bricks used on the exterior. I called it out for a total rebuild due to exterior and interior damage.
Liner is the big question.

wayne soper
07-18-2008, 07:27 PM
Typical age here for an unlined flue would be somewhere between AD and 1910. 1960's should have a liner and if not was built by Moe, Larry and Curley.
Stainless liner insert is possible unless the rest is BS too.

Richard Rushing
07-19-2008, 12:49 AM
Hey Jimbo,

That's not too uncommon in our area. I find alot of them in big D.

I call'em out for a Level II chimney inspection for a safety inspection and tell the clients to make sure they get quotes on repairs prior to the expiration of the purchase option. They usually won't bother but at least they were forewarned to do so.