Does a chimney liner need to be installed when buying a new house?

Asked by boston07, Hialeah, FL Wed Feb 20, 2013

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Stephanie Le…, Agent, Miami Lakes, FL
Thu May 2, 2013
A chimney liner is a structure, usually made of metal, clay tile or poured cement, installed inside the chimney. It functions as a protective membrane and is designed to keep flammable materials and toxic gases contained within the chimney. Chimney liners provide protection against overheating and possible ignition of your residence. Liners also keep carbon monoxide gas from penetrating the chimney structure and seeping into your home.

Although building codes vary from state to state, most fire safety regulations require chimney liners

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Wayne Collier, Other Pro, Bowling Green, FL
Wed Feb 20, 2013
I would say no. A chimney liner is a retrofit to use a chimney that does not function properly. If you purchase the home and then want to use the chimney I would say it needs to be inspected and maybe cleaned unless the reason for the liner is because there is extensive damage. Not enough information really but based on the question itself i know of no law or ordinance that says this is required.
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