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Old 08-03-2022, 08:33 PM
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I have to put a liner in a fire place, what steel would be the best to use?
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:45 PM
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I have to put a liner in a fire place, what steel would be the best to use?
Thick.

Sorry, that might come across a bit harsh. But anything that is not gold plated
expensive really will all perform similarly. Thicker is better.

Now if you can swing it 316 stainless will last longer. 302/303/304 only slightly
better than mild steel.

Inconel would be the best but yeah you ain't gonna buy that shit.
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Old 08-03-2022, 08:52 PM
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How thick are we talking?
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Old 08-03-2022, 11:17 PM
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How thick are we talking?
Unlike wimmen, thicker is better, but I would try to go with 1/4".

The question is this for daily use or occasional hey the wife wants a nice cozy atmosphere 2-4 time a winter...
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:44 AM
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We watch the fireplace channel on TV.
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Old 08-04-2022, 09:39 AM
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Can you find some Corten ?
My thought is, that most of the time, it's at room temp, and all oils/paint have been burned off, so that's when the rusting happens.

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Old 08-04-2022, 11:28 AM
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Can you find some Corten?
Corten is just HSLA steel, it will not hold up any better than mild steel to
this kind of heat.
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:51 AM
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Corten is just HSLA steel, it will not hold up any better than mild steel to
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I wasn't thinking about the heat, rather the rusting when cool.
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:06 PM
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I wasn't thinking about the heat, rather the rusting when cool.
Corten rusts, look at shipping containers.
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:27 PM
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Is concrete or brick an option? You'd never see steel in an open fireplace over here. (Unless it's a back boiler or a gas/electric pretend fireplace)
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