Gas Furnace Flue/ Broken Clay Liner- this shows clay liner
breaking apart and collapsing inside the flue as a result of
converting to gas.
Oil Boiler Liner Install in Beacon Hill- a new boiler had been installed. The vent pipe and
flue were completely clogged. This shows the boiler. The vent pipe access is an
extremely tight and small area to work in. On the right, we removed the pipe to clean out
what we could
This is the top of the chimney- the flue on the left is
where we installed the new liner.
We created a new access for the vent pipe, installed a tee
and a wye pipe.
We sealed the breaches back up in
the kitchen here
We built a masonry wall to seal off the tee at the
This shows the wye pipe we installed so that we
can access to sweep and inspect the flue annually.
This shows the flue liner cap installed on the left
side of the chimney, properly sealed with a secure
top plate and collar.
Gas Vent Pipe and Liner Installation- at left is an extremely bad
installation of a vent pipe into the chimney; on the right shows the
removal of masonry to properly install the liner the tee and new vent
Gas Vent Pipe and Liner Installation- this shows
the mortar and brick we used to seal off the
Gas Vent Pipe and Liner Installation- this shows the proper
termination of the liner with a top plate, a collar and a
stainless steel chimney cap.
Oil Vent Pipe & Liner Installation- this shows the bad condition the vent
pipe was in.
Oil Vent Pipe & Liner Installation- this shows the new vent pipe and
liner being installed
Oil Vent Pipe & Liner Installation- this shows the completion
of the work
Gas Liner Installation- you can see the breach we
had to make to get liner around the bend in the
Gas Liner Installation- this is a closeup view of the breach we had to
make to get the liner around the bend in the flue. The photo on the right
shows the top plate and collar having just been installed.
Hole in Aluminum Liner made by Squirrel- this also shows
the top plate was not covering the entire top of the chimney
and was not secured to the top either.
Hole in Aluminum Liner made by the squirrel- we
literally scared the squirrel out of the chimney.
Hole in Aluminum Liner- this is using the chimney camera- you can see
the squirrel’s nest. This is why we don’t use aluminum!
The photo on the left shows an exposed furnace flue liner in the smoke
chamber of the fireplace. The photo on the right shows that we sealed
off the liner with brick and mortar.
This shows a flue that is unlined. This also shows a vent pipe that has
been installed too far into the flue
This shows an aluminum liner blocked by a
We had to remove the liner because of these
holes- this is why we don’t do aluminum liners!
Using our chimney camera, this shows a cracked clay liner on the 3rd
floor and a breach with a pie plate on the 2nd
floor of the house. This is
the reason we are using the chimney camera. It sees things in a flue
we would never see with our own eyes!
Installing thermocrete for a furnace chimney- the left photo
shows the hose at the top of the chimney. The right photo
shows the finished spray application of thermocrete
This shows the application of thermocrete- at left is
the first layer; at right is the final coat
Installation of a Hip & Ridge Stainless steel chimney cap-
these are designed to withstand weather and waterproof
the top of the chimney much better than an ordinary
A customer was removing an oil burner and asked us to
examine the chimney. We discovered an unlined flue.
We installed a flexible 7” stainless steel liner in the flue (left); we then
began the work of connecting the vent pipe to the tee on the bottom.
You can also see the new gas furnace system installed.
Here’s a closer view of the tee on the bottom (left) and the
installation of the top plate, collar and liner cap on top of the
The photo on the left shows the installation of the tee with the vent
pipe; the right shows the completion with the completion of the