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  1. smokey_pelletstove

    smokey_pelletstove New Member

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    Hi folks,

    The rain cap blew off my chimney and the next thing I know, the whole flexible pipe fell down out and onto my living room floor.

    There is a lot of cold air coming down my chimney.

    What do you block off the chimney with and where should that be done? What's the best way to re-install the pipe?

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  2. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    Where's the damper?, get a ladder and reattach with hose clamps
  3. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like it was not installed correctly. Start with who installed it. I do not see a chimney liner coming all the way out, it is to rigid. Something is not right here.

    Eric
  4. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    +++1
    Flexible liner is really not that flexible...unless your flue is absolutely massive something else is not up to snuff.
    You could stuff it w/insulation for now to block off the cold air.
  5. smokey_pelletstove

    smokey_pelletstove New Member

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    there was just the flexible pipe inside the chimney and I guess nothing holding it secure except a raincap - how should it be connected securely at the top?
  6. smokey_pelletstove

    smokey_pelletstove New Member

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    I did that, thanks for the reminder - actually surprised how much warmer the room was this a.m. - ordinarily a whole lot colder - wondering if this has been a problem before - this pipe was probably slipping down for a while I think
  7. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    I bet it is not the correct pipe. See how this stays in place and it was a 25' liner job.

    Eric

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  8. chimneylinerjames

    chimneylinerjames Feeling the Heat

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    There should be a top plate that secures to the liner, then the cap will secure to the top plate. I have never seen/heard of a liner falling out of the chimney. Something sounds fishy. Can you post some pics? Maybe we can help you figure out what happened.
  9. smokey_pelletstove

    smokey_pelletstove New Member

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    I think the top plate was never installed like you say. I couldn't believe it when the pipe fell down just because the cap blew off. Someone installed an interesting looking round piece of metal over the chimney under where the rain cap was. Wish I could take a picture but I've bunged up my ankle going up the ladder. I put a call in to have someone take a look next week - they're not a pellet stove repair but I'll tell them what you told me. Appreciate it.
  10. smokey_pelletstove

    smokey_pelletstove New Member

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    I see the dog nudging it with its nose just to make sure it doesn't move... mine is just 15 feet so should be easy to secure...did you put insulation up there as well?

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