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3" Flexible Chimney Liner

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by rap69ri, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. rap69ri

    rap69ri New Member

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    I have used google to search for a 25' length of 3" flexible pipe for a pellet insert and I'm running out of patience. Can some of you that have recently purchased a similar product please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,

    Rick

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    Thanks but, all of those sites just have the aluminum venting that's not rated for pellet. The search continues...
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    Dura vent is back up out the tail pipe. I would consider a 4" for that length.

    Eric
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    Eric,

    The run is only 20' but I like to have a little extra just in case. If the run is vertical doesn't it only equal 10' of EVL?
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    Yes but cleaning is much easier on a 4" than 3" flex.

    Eric
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    The good part is I won't be the one cleaning it. I'm trying to help out a friend get his insert installed in the most cost effective way. I'll give him the pros and cons of each size and let him decide.

    Thanks for adding your input, and if it were mine I'd be going 4".
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    I attempt to do everything other than a basic through the wall kit in 4". Less headaches all the way around and same size hole in the wall and even for a vertical install.

    Eric
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    Here's one on ebay. $335 and free shipping They have 4' too. Both Stainless steel.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/3-X-25-Stainless-Steel-Chimney-Liner-Kit-Pellet-Stove_W0QQitemZ290280093905QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item290280093905&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50
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    3" flex is too restrictive. The fact that it is ribbed (restrcts air flow) should be reason enough to increse the size to 4" .
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    That's not a bad price, but it's for the pipe ONLY.....is that all he needs, or does he need the whole kit? The one I mentioned above on eBay has everything.
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    The price is less than the kits because it's only for
    the flex. by the time you gather the other pieces
    you need for an insert install you will be at the same price
    as a kit so it's less of a headache to get the kit from
    the start. Good luck!
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    We just neet the pipe and a 3 to 4 inch adapter. We have aluminum plating that we put seal the top of the chimney with, and he already has a cap. This should be a pretty simple drop and run install.
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    You will be glad that you went with 4" since there isn`t much latitude to work with on these pellet stoves.
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    "This should be a pretty simple drop and run install."

    LOL...wish I had a nickle for every one of those that didn't turn out that way ;)
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    I hear ya!!!
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    We always use 3" unless the vent run needs 4". Never had a problem with any of them. Never had a problem cleaning either, I have cleaned a few myself.
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