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Furious with my chimney installer

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Joful, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    In this case, it was the owner / sole proprietor, who did the install. This guy is dead honest, as far as I know, but he's very sloppy. I'm sure he doesn't even see the problem with what he did, and wasn't trying to screw me. There's just no dealing with folks like that.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I would install a thimble on the thing. Pretending that it is a hole in the wall. Not in the bottom of a chimney. Makes pipe connection and disconnect a breeze. But since parts are on the way...
  3. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    I guess I should've asked before ordering! However, I think my plan will work out okay. I'm putting an appliance adaptor on the bottom of the flex liner (perhaps cutting off the 2" of crimped area on the liner), and attaching a single-wall telescoping pipe to that with screws. To clean, simply undo telescoping pipe at stove collar, slide up, and send the sooteater up there to do the dirty work.

    One question I do have, though... this old F12 has no screw holes or anything in the stove collar, to keep the stovepipe attached. My newer F12 has Jotul's typical (but senseless to many) setup of two tapped holes with bolts in them (M6'ish), for which you must drill the stovepipe, so you can run the bolts in to hold it all together. I'm thinking the best plan here may be to drill a couple of holes thru the stove collar big enough for a couple of stainless self-tappers, to run into the stovepipe. Opinions?
  4. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    yes i would drill the stove color to accept your screws
  5. ddahlgren

    ddahlgren Feeling the Heat

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    Doesn't sloppy and fire somehow not really work well together?

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