can stainless steel chimney liner be repaired?

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Hi everyone,

I had my chimney partially swiped down in a tornado. Cap/crown and about a foot of bricks were knocked off. The tornado also ripped the top foot of the stainless steel liner (the liner is a 45 ft liner that extended down into the furnace duct in the basement of the house). I was wondering if I needed a new liner installed, or the liner could be fixed/let be in its current state of disrepair. It still seems to be functioning fine at the moment, but obviously I would like this issue addressed to protect it from the elements. I understand I will need the chimney partially rebuilt either way.

I don't have insurance and am on a limited budget so I was hoping to find a satisfactory but budget minded way to deal with this. The chimney repair folks that came out gave me a quote of about $6000 ( $3000 of which is to install a new liner).

Any feedback on this specific question (or any words of guidance on the situation in general) would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I’m not an expert on liners.



What type of furnace (fuel type) do you have?



I don’t see why the bad section at the top couldn’t be cut off and a new short piece added to extend it back.



Is it a single wall liner?

If single wall maybe even reshape the piece and repair the rip.
 

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Post a picture please so we can see what your seeing.
 

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I’m not an expert on liners.



What type of furnace (fuel type) do you have?



I don’t see why the bad section at the top couldn’t be cut off and a new short piece added to extend it back.



Is it a single wall liner?

If single wall maybe even reshape the piece and repair the rip.
Doesn't the chimney have to be X feet above a certain point?
 

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Doesn't the chimney have to be X feet above a certain point?
I’m assuming he wants to get back to the same height he had that was working. Sounds like the top foot was lost of the brick and the top foot of the liner was damaged. Take down a couple more layers of bricks, cut off the damaged liner and attach a new piece to maintain the original height then build the bricks back.

That’s my Build back better plan. :coffee:
 
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