8" icc excel vs. 8" duratech connector / chimneys - your thoughts?

dgoanne Posted By dgoanne, Jan 28, 2010 at 5:43 PM

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  1. dgoanne

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    hi there - we have just received a very steep quote for 8" icc pipe (to accompany an RSF Delta 2), but can find [apparently similar] 8" duratech online for half the cost. Your thoughts? What's the actual difference between the two, other than Canadian vs. US? Do you know of icc online retailers who I should visit?

    The use is for a new home, cathedral ceiling (14'), 5/12 pitch roof at apex. Many thanks!
     
  2. daryl

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    Your RSF requires ICC chimney.You can not use any other chimney with this stove.
     
  3. LLigetfa

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    ICC is made to much more stringent Canadian specs.

    http://www.icc-rsf.com/en/icc/Insulated_Stainless_Steel_Chimney
     
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    Great explanation - that answers it, then! many thanks.
     
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    And the quality is much better on the ICC Pipe... i have a Delta 2 and it's very nice.
     
  6. dgoanne

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    good to hear you like your Delta 2. May I ask you a couple more questions about it? - we are building a very airtight, warm house, about 2000' total. Do you think the DL 2 will blast us out? Do you have any suggestions/recommendations for us as we look to install or use it? Have you had any service problems (a local dealer has been having issues)? thx in advance -
     
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    I have the much smaller Onyx in a 2200 sq ft house with lots of glass and I'm in a colder climate. The Onyx can keep the house above 70°F in -40°F weather but it's a struggle. In mild weather it's a challenge not to make the house too hot. I have to burn two sticks at a time and almost let the fire go out before reloading it. I close off my zipper air to allow smaller burns.

    A guy almost needs two stoves, a small one for milder temps, and a big one for really cold weather. I use the gas furnace more in mild weather and also when it gets really cold.
     
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