You saw the reasons I went with a Blaze King and now it is time to talk about why I went with the DuraVent. I had a hard time when it came to a liner for a number of reasons. First, I had no idea what to look for and second I couldn't find any real information with user experience. However, I did know there were some things I wanted with a liner such as:
- A Quality Liner – I wanted a liner I could trust because this is what is exhausting toxic smoke outside of the house. I wanted a good name and a product that was reliable.
- A Good Warranty – Sometimes a warranty is not that important to me, but considering what this product does and how it will be there for a long time, I wanted a product that had a great warranty and was backed by the company.
- Company with History – I don't like fly by night companies. I wanted a company that has history and has been making piping for a long time.
- Install Features – Since I am installing this liner myself, I wanted something easy, but strong since I knew I would probably beat it up when installing it.
DuraVent – A Quality Liner
I knew I wanted a double insulated liner and one that held up. I have a large rise and wanted to make sure the liner stayed warm all the way up to help prevent creosote build up and keep a good draft. It's hard to really explain the quality of these liners. You just have to pick one up and see for yourself. It's like trying to explain how a good baseball glove just fits perfect on your hand.
Duravent has a great warranty on their DuraVent liner. The liner has a 100% percent replacement for 15 years and 50% after the 15 years. That's pretty hard to beat.
DuraVent started in 1958, so they have a long history and they know what they are doing. A track record is important to me. Along the way DuraVent acquired ProTech Systems which is a highly respected product line.
I have to say I thought the install might be a little hard, but it was quite easy. It would have been better if Dan wasn't complaining about the weather and being on a roof. I really like how easy this was to install. The pieces fit together nicely and you can rivet them in a snap. Even that Chimney cap was easy to install.
I know it is hard to tell if you truly have a good liner, but I am extremely happy with the DuraVent liner. The install was easy, the liner seemed to be of great quality and it was so easy to install. I am going to be replacing my boiler soon and I know I will be using a Dura liner as I want a quality product and I have had a great first experience with them.