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ICC Ultrablack vs Selkirk DSP

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by scooby074, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Sort of related to my "Creosote" thread http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...entify-this-buildup-how-do-i-clean-it.103160/

    Im going to re-do my stove pipe to where it meets the Selkirk. I plan on making it a straight shot and removing the T and 90*.
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    So now the question of brands:

    Locally all that is available is either the Selkirk DSP or the ICC Ultrablack.

    I looked at the Selkirk the other day and wasn't that impressed. The centre pipe is just sort of floating and the connector areas dont look "finished". Price was considerably cheaper than the ICC at $113 for a 40"-68" telescoping section.

    Tomorrow I plan on looking at the ICC in person. I looked at them online, and the connector area looks much more finished. I talked to the dealer via phone today and he said that they laser weld the seams so they are truly seamless and the ICC is really a "Lifetime" pipe. Downside is cost at $190 for the same telescoping section.

    Im really leaning to the ICC, mostly because it just looks better, well that, and a fireman friend of mine said that he's seen the Selkirk DSP split open in a flue fire!!! .

    Is the ICC a better product and worth the added cost? I plan on upgrading my flue to it tomorrow if it is.

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  2. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    ICC is excellent, but I don't know if it is recommended to connect one manufacturer's pipe to another's chimney. They likely won't join well....don't know if there is an adaptor available. You could call ICC and ask them, is no one else chimes in here. They are very accomodating on the phone.
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Stick with what you've got. It will work easier.
  4. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    I really wasn't a fan of the Selkirk stuff.. just seemed to be of much lower quality (plus the fire warning).

    I mentioned to the ICC dealer by phone if the ICC would mate up with the Selkirk class A (?), and he said it would with no problem (like I expected him to say different;))
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I've heard ICC will mate up but have never tried it.
  6. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I don't know if the ICC will mate up but I have ICC Ultrablack on my setup and it is damn nice pipe. Looks great too. If you're going for a straight shot, it will keep the cost reasonable. The 45's were easily the most expensive components in my pipe.

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