Hello - I have a brick fireplace and a chimney that has 2 flues - one for the firebox and the other for the oil heater. I'm told that both the flues are in varying levels of disrepair and have 4 estimates ranging from $1450 - $12000!!!
Two guys said that the problems are with the top 2 tiles of each flue and that replacing them along fixing the mortar and caps would cost $1450 and $2600 respectively. The other two said that metal liners (custom) are needed for both the flues and quoted me $6k and $12k respectively.
What am I to do here? Would appreciate some perspective and counsel on what to do...