1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

leaking like a siv

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by pellet9999, Oct 10, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. pellet9999

    pellet9999 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Loc:
    ny
    so much for overpriced DuraVent...
    where is the cheapest source online for foil tape shipped and what kind is best..????

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. j00fek

    j00fek Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    468
    Loc:
    Auburn, Maine
    did you seal your joints with high temp silicone?

    id try lowes or HD
  3. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,351
    Loc:
    western southern tier of NYS
    You can use metal tape or hi temp silcone tape both found at home depot or a plumbing shop. Did you seal with rtv silcone? and make sure all joints are twisted and locked in place? Check and be sure.
  4. richg

    richg Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    893
    Ah, OJ Simpson Whore a Vent. It leaks more than I do after drinking a case of beer. RTV has worked for me, although some report very good results with the metal tape as noted here. Just be sure that when you do go to buy metal tape that it is rated for high temperatures. Not all metal tapes are able to handle high heat, and the glue on non-rated tape may quickly fail. The advantage of metal tape is that you can paint it, but RTV does not hold paint.
  5. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    2,430
    Loc:
    Halifax, VA
    But one can buy black RTV.
  6. richg

    richg Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    893
    You're right.
  7. slink

    slink New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    92
    Loc:
    Western NY
    The foil tape doesn't work very well. They have a silicone tape in the plumbing section of home depot that works better.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page