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How to crimp stove pipe...

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jsandlin0803, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. jsandlin0803

    jsandlin0803 New Member

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    I am about ready to install my new flex king liner. I need to crimp the end of the tee so that it will fit inside of my black stove pipe.

    Any pointers on how to do this?

    I have all kinds of tools, but do not have a pipe crimper.


    Any ideas?


    Thanks
    Jason

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  2. snowtime

    snowtime Minister of Fire

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    Vice grips.
  3. Rudyjr

    Rudyjr Feeling the Heat

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    I have only done this with duct work,there is a special tool to do it but I have used needle nose pliers to do almost the same thing. Slip them over the edge of the pipe and kind of roll them sideways just a little bit around the perimeter of the pipe. This produces a series of ridges, and makes the pipe slightly smaller diameter.
  4. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    Home Depot or any hardware store will sell you the tool you need to do a good job, it will be sold near the tin snips, it looks like a five bladed pair of scissors, three on one side and two on the other, when the blades are closed they will make the flutes you need and not cut or tear the metal, by putting the last "blade in the last set of flutes you made you will get perfect even flutes all around. practice on a peice of scrap first.
  5. Rudyjr

    Rudyjr Feeling the Heat

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    Rowerwet is absolutely right that is by far the best way to do it.
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Needle nose pliers work very well.
  7. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    If you are on a farm in the middle of nowhere. ;-P
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    Or it's 10:30 P.M. ( roll the pliers left then right then left all the way around)
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    This is the crimper I bought at a plumbing supply store.

    Matt
  10. DWW68

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    When using the crimpers, keep the side with the three blades to the outside.
  11. oconnor

    oconnor Minister of Fire

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    Last time I bought pipe, I walked over to the tool isle and crimped the ends of 2 pieces so that when I cut them up, they would still have a male and female. Then I paid for them. It's like tool rental, without the bill....
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