? About an older Kodiak stove.....

Jeff Bright Posted By Jeff Bright, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:28 AM

  1. Jeff Bright

    Jeff Bright
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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
     
  2. raybonz

    raybonz
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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

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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

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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..

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