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Golden Flue – Chimney Flue Liner Replacement
We have staff certified technicians who specialize in the field of chimney lining and restoration. Our skilled technicians can reline and restore chimneys from the inside out, using a U.L. Listed lightweight concrete formula manufactured by Golden Flue, that bonds to your existing chimney structure for added strength and durability.
Golden Flue is made from a naturally-insulated material which drastically minimizes heat transfer. Heat transfer is the number one cause of structural fire. Golden Flue eliminates most third-stage creosote and withstands temperatures in excess of 2100 degree Fahrenheit. A bonder is used for allowing the mixture to adhere to surfaces covered with creosote. Refined perlite is added for a better insulation value. A plastercizer is added to improve the mixing and flow-ability of Golden Flue. This flow-ability is important for sealing voids, cracks and for structurally strengthening the chimney. Air entrainment, another ingredient, creates tiny air bubbles which allow the mix to expand and contract within itself, without cracking.
How the process works:
A chimney former is temporarily installed in the casing and inflated to the proper flue size. A technique devised by Golden Flue spaces the chimney former away from the interior casing to assure proper lining thickness and to provide you with a better quality flue. The bottom is temporarily sealed to confine the Golden Flue mix which is pumped into the chimney in a semi-liquid state. In addition, pumping the mix eliminates excessive walking across the roof. After a proper curing time, the chimney former is deflated and removed. The results are a one-piece, highly-insulated Golden Flue liner with no seams to weaken at a later date. Due to the flowing of the mix, all loose bricks, voids and cracks are permanently sealed. The structural strength of the chimney has been increased far beyond a masonry chimney. In older chimneys, the deterioration of the flue is stopped from the inside.
Golden Flue liners are so highly insulated that they will dramatically reduce water and smoke condensation which develops with the use of oil, gas and wood stoves. Golden Flue is ideal for use with modern, high-efficiency oil and gas furnaces and boilers. Having your chimney inspected can help you keep your system up to date.