Installing flue in double wall pipe

hemlock Posted By hemlock, Oct 23, 2011 at 11:54 AM

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  1. hemlock

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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.
     
  2. DAKSY

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

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

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    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

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    Sounds like I wasted 6 bucks.....
     
  8. shawneyboy

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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

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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

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

    hemlock
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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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