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is this a bad install

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by scjotulman, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. scjotulman

    scjotulman New Member

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    I had a Jotul c450 insert installed a few weeks ago. I got up on the roof to check out the install and noticed that the insulated liner was not cut off evenly at the chimney cap. Will this cause a problem?

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  2. brenndatomu

    brenndatomu Feeling the Heat

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    Sloppy, but not enough to classify the install as "bad"
    I wouldn't think it would cause a problem...
  3. mass_burner

    mass_burner Minister of Fire

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    That really sucks. Why cant folks just take the extra time to do a good job of something? Can you notice it from the ground?
  4. MDFisherman

    MDFisherman Member

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    I would send that picture to whoever installed it and complain.
  5. Warm_in_NH

    Warm_in_NH Feeling the Heat

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    Perhaps prevailing winds come from the direction of the taller side and they did it to improve the draft. ;lol
    Or they're just hacks....
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  6. scjotulman

    scjotulman New Member

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    I can't notice it from the ground I didn't notice it till I got on the roof. We really don't have a prevailing wind here. Besides the way it is it would catch a northern wind, when I need a fire the most. I may trim it back myself, then I would know it was done correct.
  7. Nick Mystic

    Nick Mystic Minister of Fire

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    I would take a close look to make sure the clamp assembly is catching the entire liner and not just the top part showing in the photo. If you don't have a solid connection up top the flex liner could work loose and slide down inside your chimney if there is any tension on the liner. When I installed my liner I made my bottom connection to my stove first and then went on the roof and pulled the slack out of the liner so that it would have some tension on it making it stand up straight and not lean against the sides of the clay tile liner of my chimney. If your flex liner is installed in a similar manner you wouldn't want the top connection to slip loose.
  8. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    That was cut that way on purpose, flex is a pain to cut without having the right tools, that is not a mangled looking cut. I would call the installer and ask why it was done that way, might be a reason to it. It won't hurt anything being that way.

    How is the 450 doing for you? How many sq feet are you heating with it?
  9. scjotulman

    scjotulman New Member

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    The C450 is doing well. I am heating 1800 feet with a vaulted ceiling in the room where the insert is. The rooms farthest away from the insert are a little cool but not bad. I stll need to make a block off plate, it is sealed at the top. I also need a plan for when the power is out. I am hoping with a block off plate I can just remove the surround. I just need some cold weather it's too warm in SC for a fire this weekend.
  10. Snotrocket

    Snotrocket Burning Hunk

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    Just trim it off.

    Personally, I would be more concerned with whatever else they did half assed.


    Some, (most) things I don't trust to be "professionally" done anymore.
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  11. xtrordinair

    xtrordinair Member

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    its hard to find people who take pride in there work ,does it hurt anything ..no but thats not the point .if your gonna do something do it right .
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  12. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I still say it was purposely cut that way, not a cut rate install. They cut across the ribs which takes quite a bit of pressure and a good sharp blade, looks to me like there is a method to this madness.

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