- Is centered in the flue to assure complete coverage throughout the chimney.
- Provides structural strength to deteriorated or cracked casings,
fills open joints, seals crumbling mortar.
- Golden flue installers line fireplace smoke chambers,
protecting the flue for its entire length.
- Masonry liners experience minimal expansion and contraction
from flue heat.
- Golden Flue masonry liners have been tested by Underwriter’s Laboratories and Warnock Hershey to withstand temperatures in excess of 2100 degrees.
- Golden Flue is the only lining system tested and approved for
safety after multiple chimney fires.
- Pumped masonry is certified for use with all fuels:
oil, gas, wood, coal.
- Is very difficult to center in the flue, resulting in areas with little or no insulating protection.
- Provides no significant structural strength to the casing.
- Stainless steel liners do not extend into the smoke chamber; often do not directly connect to the stove.
- Stainless steel expands and contracts dramatically, often stressing casing and tearing insulation.
- Stainless steel, subjected to the heat of a chimney fire, loses its “stainless” properties, opening the door to rust and corrosion.
- Building code requires that any metal components in a chimney be inspected after a fire for possible replacement.
- Different grades of stainless steel and aluminum must be used for different fuels. A future change in fuel may require a relining.