Extracting via chimney stack - do I need a liner?

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Extracting via chimney stack - do I need a liner?

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Hi All,

We have recently moved into an edwardian semi and am in the process of updating the kitchen. Last owners built a hob into the opened out chimney breast but did not fit an extractor. I was planning to fit an extractor to vent up the stack with the assistance of the natural draw of the chimney as we had in a previous house where the chimney had a liner fitted.

Does anyone know whether or not I would need to fit a liner to extract kitchen fumes or would these be okay in the existing chimney? All and any thoughts welcome.

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Re: Extracting via chimney stack - do I need a liner?

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If nothing else I'd fit a liner because otherwise you'll be depositing grease and fat all the way up your chimney, but surely with a liner you'll get also better extraction?
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Re: Extracting via chimney stack - do I need a liner?

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if the chimney breast is on an outside wall you could vent out without going up the flue to the terminal?
as above, going up the flue needs a SS liner but first sweep and smoke test the flue and check the terminal on the stack is suitble. ext's usuly have a 100mm outlet.
you should get a powerful extractor hood and fix it 650mm elec or 750mm gas above the hob.
you might have to bring in elec or gas.
fix a hard wired alarm nearby.
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