How can I reuse or recycle a section of metal chimney liner?

As I mentioned the other week, we had a woodburning stove fitted a few weeks ago. Because of some previous thoughtless building work, the chimney stacks are damaged – smoke leaking all over the place – so we had to have them properly lined.

The liner is a double skinned metal tube that is dropped down the chimney and attached at the bottom to the stove’s fluepipe. It’s also blooming expensive – and the fitters left the end-of-roll offcuts with us. We’ve got one piece about a metre/yard long and about 18cm/7″ in diameter, and a second slightly smaller piece (in both length and diameter).

What can I do with those leftover bits?

My first thought was the old reusing favourite – plant pots in the garden. We’ve got some old chimney tops already (left by the previous owners, currently home to my garlic) so it could be a bit of a theme. But that seems to be a bit of a waste of their potential – another thought I had was to save one of them to use when we finally get around to making a rocket stove.

Any other suggestions?

(Pic to follow when my camera is charged and I’ve put some shoes on ;) – still rather disorganised after being ill I’m afraid…)

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3 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle a section of metal chimney liner?”

  1. Bobbie says:

    Make a birdhouse out of them. Attach a bottom (somehow) nd use an old funnel for the top. I have a friend that used old round porch posts with funnel roof and it made a great looking birdhouse.

  2. caroline says:

    robot costume?

  3. Alice says:

    If you’re not going to make rocket stoves any time soon, pass them on to someone who is! The inner bendy bit of a rocket stove is the hardest part to source.

    Climate Camp use rocket stoves, maybe get in touch via their website

    …after next week when everyone is back from Copenhagen, that is. Unless you’re anywhere near Travalgar Square where people are still camping out!

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