Installing a Chimney Liner a DIY project?
This seems to be an ongoing theme, and quite annoying I might add.
When I first went looking for this to be done, I found some WILDLY different quotes. One guy said the materials -start- at $3000. Another 4-7k, a 3rd said "2 grand tops". So smelling a rat, I went looking and found this... http://www.woodlanddirect.com/Chimney/Champion-EasyFlex-316Ti-Chimney-Liner-Kits/316Ti-Chimney-Champion-Easy-Flex-Chimney-Liner-Kit-55in
Ok, so 1300 bucks MAX (sleeve and insulation) and it's rated for any fuel I could throw at it (it's going to be wood) and there's no way this can be complicated. Run it down the chimney, connect it up, done. Oh, I forgot to mention, this is a house that's had a chimney for almost 100 years and appears to be used all the way up though the 90s then the fire place was walled off (why do people do this?!). I can see daylight at the base of the chimney. It's around 45' high.
I called some place today, 300 bucks to come out, clean and inspect my chimney, ok that's not too bad ... but got the sticker shock again "$2,000 to $15,000" for the sleeving ...what?
So my question -- why is doing it myself 1300 bucks and a 6 pack for a friend and if I hire some place, it's going to be a TON more than that? Is this like a 5 day job or something is amazingly hard that I'm not seeing here?