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8" Stove pipe into round clay thimble.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Photovor, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Photovor

    Photovor New Member

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    I have a wood stove with an 8" stove pipe. We are placing the wood burner in the basement (concrete floor, stone walls). The previous owner had a wood stove in the basement (not this one) that went through the stone wall into the clay-lined chimney through a 9 1/2" round clay thimble (if that is the correct term.) So I have an 8" stove pipe I need to fit in there. The round clay pipe goes horizontally back a little longer than my arm can reach, and then goes into my clay pipe lined chimney. How do I adapt my pipe into the chimney? I was looking for increasers, but I can only find them from 8" to 10", and the other thimbles I find don't look like they'd work. So could someone offer some advice?

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  2. danfrmmaine

    danfrmmaine New Member

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    You should be able to mortar right into that thimble. I believe. Others will come to your rescue soon.
  3. Photovor

    Photovor New Member

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    That's almost what I was thinking, but I didn't want to do something unsafe. If others recommend this, what type of mortar should I use?
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    danfrmmaine New Member

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    must be raining down in PA too. A high lime mortar or a flue mortar can be bought at your local woodstove store (even home desperoto)
    Take care
  5. Photovor

    Photovor New Member

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    I took a look around the home depot website and wasn't able to find any type of refractory cement or mortar. Were you suggesting for me to use a premix like some sort of quikcrete, or get portland, lime, sand, etc... I'm not going to need that much though. Could someone please clarify the type of cement/mortar please?

    Thanks!
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