Stove Installation in an Existing Fireplace with no Liner required.
When installing a stove into an existing fireplace, the cost and complexity of the project is, to a large extent, governed by whether a flexible, stainless steel flue liner is required. If the chimney has been built with a clay, concrete or pumice liner and it has been determined, by inspection, that the liner is in good condition and without faulty joints between the sections, then, it can be possible to fit a stove without a flexible liner. This is achieved by use of a steel register plate to close off the fireplace opening from the flue. The register plate has a circular hole to adapt the steel flue pipe from the stove into the chimney.
A Clay liner in good condition. Repair to top joint.
This is a schematic of what it is necessary to achieve when joining a stove to a clay lined chimney.
1) Stove Enamelled Flue Pipe.
2) Soot Door. (Optional).
3) Retaining Collar.
4) Woven Glass Sealing Rope.
5) Cement/Lime Flaunching.
6) Register Plate.
Showing bottom of Clay Liner and brackets ready to take register plate.
Clay Liner looking up Chimney.
Register plate in place.
Top of Clay Liner.
New Chimney Pot on top.
A Retaining Collar to hold glass rope in place.
An Inset Stove.
A Freestanding Stove.