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Installing flue in double wall pipe

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by hemlock, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. hemlock

    hemlock Feeling the Heat

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    Hello,
    I recently bought a 6" flue damper, and went to install it this morning. What I thought was single wall pipe is double wall directly off the stove. Can I still install the damper? Thanks.

    Edit - I meant to say damper in the title.

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    It'd be better to get the double-wall section with the
    damper in it right from the manufacturer. You probably have a damper
    that's at around 6" in diameter & it's not gonna fit the reduced ID of the
    DW section.
    Even if you can make it work, the OEM part will probably end up with
    a cleaner look.
  3. hemlock

    hemlock Feeling the Heat

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    The damper fits nicely in the stove pipe section. Is drilling into double-wall pipe acceptable?
  4. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    We use a stove top adapter with the damper in it already, I don't think the rod will go through and lock properly on double wall, it's likely too short to stay locked. It's not real common to have a pipe damper on a new stove, are you having some problems?
  5. hemlock

    hemlock Feeling the Heat

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    We get some pretty strong winds here that can cause high drafts on some days.
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I agree with the other guys here, get the factory built pipe/damper assy......that way, God forbid if something happens and the insurance co. sees you rigged your own damper, you are on your own......plus, it will look cleaner, and you will know it is right.....
  7. hemlock

    hemlock Feeling the Heat

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    Sounds like I wasted 6 bucks.....
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    shawneyboy New Member

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    I also have to agree. Get the proper damper from the manufacturer. Cost wise it will be nominal, but peace of mind wise it will be priceless.

    Shawn
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Can you return it? For a proper fit, be sure that the double-wall damper piece matches the brand of the double-wall pipe.
  10. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    yeah but what you learned before installing it should more than make up for that 6 bucks.....lol.....
  11. hemlock

    hemlock Feeling the Heat

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    Given the advice here, I did not install it. The pipe is back on the stove. I'll chalk it up to a 6 dollar learning experience. Thanks for the help, everyone.

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