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  1. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Most ceiling support boxes are square with smooth sides. What I've done in mobile home installations is to
    cut the length of the box down, leaving the sides 2" longer than the thickness of the ceiling + the height of the ceiling joist. Cut vertically down the corner seams to that 2" location, then bend the excess OVER the joist & down the back side 1/2". Sort of an inverted "J"... Attach the support box to the joists with zipscrews thru the horizontal flat on TOP of them. This gives a pretty secure grip to support the weight of the Class A above it. Hopefully I said that in understandable terms...

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  2. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    yes i just seen that i am going to have to go with selkirk stuff.. my stainless pipe is selkirk/metalbestos modell ss i am waiting on call now to get the box and snap connector for this pipe.
    i just searched back this thread and i did say mobile home, not motor home..motor home is driveable :) this is not.
  3. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    yes daksy makes perfect since.. good idea.. i will probably have to cut it down to about 11 to 12 inches height anyway..dont know what sizes are available till they call. thanks for the tip will do that for sure.better than pre drilling and bolts!
  4. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    This post here you said it...just sayin'. ;) Glad to hear you're working on making the install meet code.

  5. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    oops guess i did.. sorry my bad.. i was looking where i said mobile home in a couple dif spots, typo on my part.
  6. Trktrd

    Trktrd Feeling the Heat

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    With the proper installation and flue height that stove will perform correctly - meaning - cook you out of the house!! I'm heating a 16 x 80 with my little Ashley and keep the windows open all winter. Blaze Kings were intended for "Global" warming, not "Mobile" warming. I personally think a smaller stove is in order.
  7. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    yes i agree with the global warming.. i will have to try to find the burn sweet spot to run clean (as far as creosote) but as cool as possible.. if i have to crack a couple doors so be it, but honestly replacing stove is out of question this year. i got a heck of a deal on this stove for 200 bucks. couldnt pass it up. cant really afford another stove at this point.
  8. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    anyone know if double wall stove pipe is REQUIRED in mobile home? or is it just recomended? i have over 40 inchs of clearance from walls and will end up with about 18 inch from ceiling.
  9. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    ok placed the order... i would post the link from my email but it shows order # address and last four of credit card number and so here is just a link to the parts ordered to make the piping up to code..
    doing the fresh air bolt down and ground this weekend.
    http://www.sears.com/selkirk-8inch-...451874007P?sid=IEx20121213TransSearsOrderConf

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...pe=SC&sid=IEx20121213TransSearsOrderConf&eml=

    by the way i have searched and searched about our code here and have not found anything that says i have to use double wall black stove pipe so i am going with the single wall since i have WAYYYY more than enough clearance all the way around and up..

    if anyone finds anything different please let me know.

    thanks for pretty much forcing me to do this :))) i feel alot better about it already. will submit pics when done.
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  10. Bub381

    Bub381 Minister of Fire

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    You'll be lucky to find a sweet spot with too big of a stove.Doors open may cause smoke spillage from stove.BACKDRAFT.
  11. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Single-wall will radiate more heat into your mobile home than double-wall. Not sure that's what you want...
  12. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Just a quick comment . . . it sounds as though you've seen the light and realize that most folks here are just trying to be helpful and offer good advice . . . and it sounds as though you are listening . . . stick around Steve . . . I can see you being an asset to this site in the future!
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  13. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    You will need to frame the support box between the rafters. Use long decking screws to attach the 2x4s. No need to bolt in ceiling support box. 1" #10 screws have plenty enough sheer strength to support its weight.

    Is the home on a permanent foundation? If so, it may no longer be considered a mobile home.
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  14. steve reynolds

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    ok here we go, these are for everyone that was on me, i actually appreciate it. it made me get it done rite. the first pic with the round hole was where the stainless was coming into kitchen as you all seen before pics. and the second is almost finished.. i have to screw paneling back up and screw in the metal black finish pieces that came with it. i cut down on all four corners at top about an inch and folded metal out on to roof under the roof flashing and screwed it at ceiling level into ceiling rafters on all four sides.. just waiting on batteries on drill to recharge to put finish strips up. also getting ready to install the 3.5 inch flex tube for fresh air intake in a bit.. taking a break.. so can we now be friends!!! heheheh thanks again!
  15. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    heres pics forgot to attach on last post

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  16. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Looking GOOD (and SAFE)!
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent.
  18. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    i had it 2 ft higher than anything 10 ft around it to begin with but i got an additional 18 to 24 inches of length by doing this and the draft is much much better now for some reason!
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    Cant wait to hear how it works when you get done, looking good though.
  20. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Go figure! :rolleyes:
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  21. Heatsource

    Heatsource Minister of Fire

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    didn't read the whole thread,
    but- you dont need a ceiling support box if you installed a roof support package. with roof support you need a ceiling trim plate, not a support box....
  22. begreen

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    LOL, we kind of expected that. Good work Steve, this is way safer. You and we will sleep a lot better tonight. The intent of the double-wall with this stove is to keep the flue gases hotter. You don't need any more heat. But by keeping the flue gases hotter there is less opportunity for creosote to condense in the pipe. Burn dry wood and I think you are going to be seeing a lot less creosote.
  23. steve reynolds

    steve reynolds New Member

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    just one more to show it off and i am done, thanks for all the help guys.

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  24. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    A happy ending . . . just not that kind of happy ending. Looks good Steve.
  25. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats glad to know it is safe.

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