3" wall thimble - 3" pipe super tight fit? normal?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by akthor, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. akthor

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    So getting ready to install my stove I figured the 3" pipe would slide easily into the thimble. Not happening, It is so tight I feel like I will need to hammer it thru? Is this normal?
     

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    I have not run into that. I don't think it is normal with a standard thimble. Does it have a donut gasket ? I see some thimbles now include a gasket to tighten up the usually loose fit. Just my two pennies.
     
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    are you trying to put an adjustable sleeve length through the thimble? They do not go in so easy.
     
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    It was just a 3' straight pipe and I did have to use a rubber mallet and a piece of wood and hammer it thru.
     
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    Are they the same Manufacturer? Pellet vent pipe, through Excel thimble?
     
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    When i installed my pellet vent pro piping the outside diameter of the piping was 3.625 inches and the thimble was 3.75 inches so there was a small gap that was easily caulked.
     
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