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Federal Airtight insert...not in a masonry fireplace?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by eclecticcottage, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Curious about this install, not familiar with these inserts. This is not a masonry fireplace, there's just joists below it in the basement and an stainless 8" flue exiting the roof. Is this an ok install? (this is not in the Cottage)
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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Sure doesn't look right. That looks like a stove that somebody took the legs off of. If its not Class A or a masonry chimney, it's not to code & not safe.
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    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    It is an insert, at least I'm 99% sure it is. I've found a few similar ones on the ole interweb. The surround fits it perfectly. However...I was under the impression that as an insert rather than a ZC fireplace it would have to be installed in a masonry fireplace. And it seems you agree.

    It is not in use at the moment and as far as I know, the owner have no plans to use it either, but I know it WAS used as it is, and from my understanding, as a pretty regular suppliment to the forced air. It just stuck out to me as having "WRONG" written all over it.
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    From the posting in the main hearth forum I gather that this stove could be installed as an insert or freestanding back in the day. If the stove is in good working condition, connected to a liner and the chimney clean, then yes it should be ok.
  5. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    It's probably single or double wall...it looks like someone enclosed a stove/insert, like you would with a ZC fireplace...
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    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    I found out what was behind the wall....I looked at one corner today and wondered...what is that 2x4 there for? And then I realized someone took the trim off...this is what is behind the faux stone...That pipe is HUGE. WAY bigger than the 8" flue that comes out of the roof. WTH is going on with that??

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