Can I cut vent pipe?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Likin'Fire, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Likin'Fire

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    I have a 16' rise, so I had to buy a 20' pipe (3 inch diameter).

    Then the woman who sold it to me said "No! You can't cut it...you'll void the warranty."

    What the hell? Am I supposed to make wiggly 's' bends in the chimney until I use up the extra four feet?
     

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

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    Is this flexible liner?
     
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  3. DexterDay

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    Sounds like Flex? Because there is NO such thing as a Solid 20' section.
     
  4. Likin'Fire

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    Yep, the corrugated spiral type.

    Thanks for the prompt replies!

    Edit: this is a Quad 1200i in a masonry firebox.
     
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    Well Dexter on this forum you never know what gets purchased for pipe.

    Cut it.
     
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  6. DexterDay

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    Yep... Cut it. Your good to go.

    Was this woman a Dealer?
     
  7. imacman

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    If we're talking about flex liner, go ahead and cut it, and then make a note to never buy anything from that person ever again....she doesn't know what she's talking about.
     
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    That's what I thought, thanks guys.

    This is a Quad dealer in Santa Clara, CA. The gal working in the office isn't the best resource for technical info...so glad I found this forum!
     
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    Welcome! Please post pics of finished install & burning pics....we LOVE pics!! :)
     
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    SS corrugated liner cuts pretty easily w/ hacksaw.
     
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    you can cut it with tin snips, too. just use a good brand of snips.
     
  12. smoke show

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    Tie a couple knots in it, that'll shorten her some... :p

    Or you could cut it. ;)
     
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    I cant believe all you experts missed the obvious answer.
    let the four feet stick out the top of the chimney......................
     
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    It would wiggle, waggle, and likely bend over making a mess of its venting function? I don't know, what would you do?

    But hell that'd just make another why is there a smoke smell in the room the stove is in thread.
     
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    3 guide wires should keep it from wiggle waggling
     
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    I've seen things poked up by a foot or so including the cap but four feet even with the guys and 3" with cap maybe, maybe not.
     
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    I like it! Maybe once I'm running, the stack will flip and flop all over the place, you know, like one of those blower-driven inflatable advertising balloon guys. The tire shop always has one dancing around on the corner during tire sales!

    But seriously, I have plenty of metal fab equipment in the garage...cutting it won't be a problem. But I will post pics when I'm done, I'm sure you guys will critique it.

    Right now, I'm just planning to run the 3" flex past the damper and to the top, capping it off with flashing and a termination cap. I'd sure like to see some pics of finished off chimney tops. Does this forum have a gallery??
     

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