I am getting a Regency wood burning fireplace insert installed in a few weeks. My chimney is brick with a clay flue liner. It will be replacing an existing 27 year old wood burning insert that was vented into the clay flue.
The liner will be 6" diameter round and I have two flue liner options to decide on. "cheaper" according to the dealer, Stainless steel solid liner @ $21.00 per foot. Dealer says that it will only last 10 years before replacement is required.
Or I can go with the $50.00 per foot lifetime guarantee flex flue liner. Says it will never need replacing.
Does anyone know about the differences between the two? Why are they so expensive? Is replacement sometimes required over the years, or is this a sales pitch?
My oil fired boiler has its own flue in the chimney and this fireplace is supplemental and will not be used all the time. What is so bad about the regular old stainless steel liner @ $21.00 per foot? Is this a sales pitch or is the flex a better deal? Thanks in advance.
[Edited by rc_crfan on 09-10-2005 at 09:03 PM]