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? About an older Kodiak stove.....

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Jeff Bright, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Jeff Bright

    Jeff Bright New Member

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    Just picked up a used one, top vent, and the pipe collar has no holes to secure the first piece of pipe. The previous owner had just pushed his first piece in and left it at that.
    Is this safe, or do I need to drill 2 holes? What be the consensus?

    Been lurking here for about 3 months and I have learned a lot already.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I suggest drilling clearance holes if this is the stove collar you're talking about and secure the pipe with 3 screws minimum.. Posting a pic will help us better understand Jeff and welcome to the forum..

    Ray
  3. Jeff Bright

    Jeff Bright New Member

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    Thanks Ray. It is the steel collar for the top exhaust welded on the stove itself. BTW, it is an exact clone of a top vent Grandpa bear, except for the door design.
  4. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Yes there should be clearance holes in the flue collar so you can secure the stove pipe to the stove. All pipe must be secured by no less than 3 screws per section..

    Ray
  5. Jeff Bright

    Jeff Bright New Member

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    Thank you, just what I thought.

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