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How do I do my stone veneer correctly?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by cabinner, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. cabinner

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    I am optimistic... I told my wife and she said it took us more like 6 hours.... hhh

    But we did have to stop look for rocks and mix new batches of mortar...

    I ordered the M&G Duravent system. I wanted to get that flashing piece you recommended by ICC but I was told that I will then need to have my stack from ICC as well... I called a place not far from me and they wanted around $1400 before tax and I need to come pick it up. Instead, I ordered from woodstovepro.com.... $700 with tax and free shipping to my door.

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  2. webby3650

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    Why did you want to use an Excel flashing? Metal roof I'm guessing, I can remember.

    Flashings are the one item in a chimney system that I feel can be substituted if needed. For instance, only ICC makes a flashing specifically for a metal roof, the other companies seem to just leave you hanging if you have a metal roof. Or offer a flimsy silicone boot or a surface mounted piece of junk. Neither of these options offer a permanent, sturdy installation. Just my opinion.
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    Yes because of my metal roof. You think I can use ICC flashing and the rest of the stack from Duravent?

    Please let me know quickly as I will need to change my order. I do want the better roof flashing.
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    I would definitely go with the Excel flashing!
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    Ok. Changing my order
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    As long as clearances are met, what is the difference between one non-ventilated flashing and another? Or one ventilated to another? I have replaced lots of leaking silicone boots with this Excel flashing. It's the go to flashing for a metal roof.
    PM me for step by step instruction, I've got pics somewhere I think.
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    Can you look at the link I gave for the ICC and confirm that is indeed the right one - size wise and what not?
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    That one is for 12/12 and greater pitches. You need 6 pitch or less right?
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    Thats it, dont forget the storm collar.
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    wait... then I need it's specific storm collar as well? (from ICC?)
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    You don't have to, but the Dura-vent collar will need a little trimming on the back side. Otherwise it hits the roof before it's low enough.
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    They should have one that is galvalume like the flashing. But thats it.
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    I thought they are both from stainless. That's OK though. What kind of screws do I use this with?
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    1/2" hex head self-drilling Stainless
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    With that rubber gasket/washer?
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    For the entire install you will need several different types and sizes of screws. 2" drywall screws for the ceiling box and 1/2"SS crews for the storm collar, I also use the 1/2" SS screws to attach the pipe to the flashing for added stability.
    You will need some gasketed pole barn screws as well for the roof.
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    I'll go over this tonight.. I'll read the installation instructions. Duravent give a step by step or is it more of how do I install each piece?
  22. Trooper

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    Pardon the interruption, but wanted to say great job. You have me dreaming now. Can you post more pictures along the way until she's done?
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    Thanks for the compliments!!!

    Next weekend I will fill in the joints, install the blue stone pad, and install the chimney.... hhh.

    By the way, the quarry guy said a 3ft by 3ft by 2" thick stone will weight around 250lbs.... Seems right? I might need to slowly roll it into place with my wife... if I am not back here please look for me under a PA bluestone.
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    Hi cabinner...What's an air wall? Also, why did you not go all the way up to the ceiling with the stone? Will you put drywall above the 5 footers?

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