Mortar for chimney smoke chamber repair

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  1. Jul 22, 2008 #1

    Kevin the Salmon

    Kevin the Salmon

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    Just had our wood burning fireplace chimney relined by a licensed chimney company. They used stainless steel liner down to the smoke chamber. They lined (parged) the smoke chamber itself with regular type-S cement. I understood they should have used a heat resistant mortar like Chambertech, but they insist that it's not necessary. Are they right? If not, will it likely still last 50 years or fall down when we first set a fire? The fire will only be used occasionally (say once a week in the winter).
     
  2. Jul 24, 2008 #2

    yesitsconcrete

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    i'm not sure,,, refractory cement's used in the firebox but smoke shelf area, i dunno,,, call your bldg inspector who may refer you to fire company or the guy who does inspections for the power co
     

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