Sizing the liner
A fireplace liner is the way the inside of the fireplace is protected against heat. If the materials surrounding the structure is damaged, then you may need to reline your flue. This is a much easier way to repair your fireplace and chimney system than rebuilding it.
Codes and regulations
Whenever you consider installing a new fireplace liner, you should check the local regulations and codes and see if they are met. Improper installation may cause gases not to be fully exhausted and be trapped in the room. Always ask a professional for his advice.
Sizing your liner
Many users think that installing a larger liner will produce more draft, and space for smoke to exit. But this is wrong, as the size of the liner depends mainly on the height of your fireplace and on the type of fuel used.
Insulating the liner
Many users overlook the fact that after the installation, the liner needs insulation. This is necessary so that the fireplace to retain more heat and also provide a more efficient smoke and gases removal.
Always use thick gloves when you handle the liners as if they are made from stainless steel they can have sharp edges. Also these liners are quite heavy and it’s better if you have some assistance. This will prevent any accidents and damage to the floors.
Play it safe
Always follow the instructions provided bu the manufacturer to prevent any fire accidents because of poor ventilation.