When hiring a contractor, the difficult part for the consumer is to determine if the contractor will install a tee inside the chimney. This is difficult because once the installation is performed the tee is inside the chimney and no longer visible. Ask your potential contractor how they will perform the installation step-by-step.
If you have had a stainless steel chimney liner installed in the past 10 years and are unsure of the quality of the craftsmanship, please feel free to call us for a chimney inspection / certification. In some cases we can actually pull your liner up a few feet, open the wall in the basement and install a chimney liner Tee right on your pre-existing chimney liner.
Schedule your chimney inspection / certification today, this Tee installation service usually only costs a few hundred dollars and takes about half a day. This can add decades on to your chimney liner and furnace or boiler. 610-909-5585.
More Information on Relining
Relining - Inserting a stainless steel liner inside of your chimney. This liner assures that no hazardous gases leak into your house, increases draft efficiency, and contains any potential chimney fire. The key to this process is making sure that a Tee is installed at the bottom of the chimney connection.
Tee vs. No Tee
Tee:As you can see from the diagram, having a Tee installed inside your chimney allows for condensation gases to condense and collect inside the bottom of the chimney tee. If there is no tee on a chimney liner several things can happen.
- The corrosive condensed gases can now drip back into your furnace or boiler and pre-maturely degrade your furnace.
- The section of the liner where they Tee would normally be will easily puncture after 10-15 years, requiring a whole new liner.
Including a tee in a liner installation adds considerable work and material cost to the job. We make sure we install a tee on every furnace or boiler chimney liner we install. This simple piece is the difference between a chimney liner that lasts 15 years and a chimney liner that lasts 50+ years.