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Am I being paranoid???

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by crawfish, Sep 9, 2009.

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  1. crawfish

    crawfish Member

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    I did a self install of a Napoleon 1402 wood insert with the help of a friend back in April and am now wondering if I might have done something wrong. What concerns me is where my friend joined the SS Liner to the Low Clearance Adapter at the stove. You see, the liner would not fit inside the adapter so he made a couple of small snips in the liner and slipped it down over the adapter and used several self tapping screws to secure it. Is this a normal practice? It isn't real clear in the owners manual how to make this connection but I'm wondering if maybe I wasn't sent a some sort of connector to do this properly. Also, after I thought of this (and before my friend filled in some missing bricks we had to removed to gain access) I put two 1/2" band clamps around the connection and cinched them up good and tight for assurance. My biggest concern is that if creosote forms could it run down and leak out over the top of the adapter? Please tell me I am overreacting because I hate the thought of having to tear apart the bricks again!

    Tim

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    no, your not overreacting. That connection is not what we call "drip less". The liner should fit inside the adapter, not on the outside. I would order the correct part from your dealer to make that connection. There should be a liner connector from the liner manufacture that will take the corrugated liner end, and convert it to a appliance adapter.
  3. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves Minister of Fire

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    a pair of hand crimpers, or needle nose pliers, and/ or a flex adapter would have helped...
  4. KP Matt

    KP Matt New Member

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    I think it's neurotic, not paranoid - unless you think you are being persecuted by your insert :)

    In these matters a dose of neurosis is appropriate.
  5. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Minister of Fire

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    You should have installed the proper adapter or tucked that liner inside. I would redo it, preferably with the correct adapter. Could you have zero issues with this setup - yes, it is possible...
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