black class A chimney?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by stovepipe?, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. stovepipe?

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    is there such a thing? Any reason the SS stuff can't be painted with black stove paint? purely out of aesthetic concerns.
     

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    Not stove pipe, but I painted the new stainless flashing on the front of the house. It looked like the house had a set of braces on it before I painted it black. I used a Rustoleum satin black metal paint. So far after 4 months, the paint is holding up well. I would think stove paint would work. Use coarse steel wool on the surface first to add tooth.
     
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    Our class A install was a little unconventional due to access issues in the chase; ended up with a stub coming through the ceiling with the transition to stovepipe. Painted it with flat black stove paint and no problems - looks great!

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    I painted my SS flue pipe with Rutland black high temperature paint last year and it still looks fine today. My pipe is on a Harman XXV pellet stove so the temperatures are not as high as a regular wood stove.
     
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    Black painted stainless steel radiates heat better than the same plain clean stainless steel metal.

    “Physicists calculate how much light a perfectly emitting object would give off at a given temperature, and then they multiply that by a number between 0 and 1. objects that are black at room temperature are close to 1, objects that are shiny or white are close to 0.
    That’s because to conserve energy, the best absorbers (those looking black) have to be the best emitters."{*}
    {*}Anton Smirnov

    See this thread > http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/3142/
     
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    Class "A" can definately be painted or you can usually get a trim sleeve to cover it if you don't want the mess of field painting. You can usually get Class "A" with either a Stainless Steel Casing or Galvanized/Aluminized Casing, so get the latter if you want to paint it as it takes paint better and is cheaper.
     
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