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liner termination point/cap question.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Blue Vomit, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    I slid the new 6" liner inside the prexisting 8" liner the other day no problem. I did not order the rain cap to save money, and because I already have a nice terra cotta cap. The issue is the liner termination point is kind of close to the top of the terra cotta cap. I did not measure it but hopefully this pic uploads. Is this ok, and if not, can I just trim a few inches off the top with tin snips?

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Wait and see how it does. I doubt there will be an issue.
  3. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    I couldn't find any recommended distance from the end of the liner to the top of the cap. Any ideas?
  4. fire_man

    fire_man Minister of Fire

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    Like the good Dennis said, give her a try - I think it will be fine. From the picture you have more air space than many pipe-mounted caps allow.
  5. Iembalm4aLiving

    Iembalm4aLiving Feeling the Heat

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    Mine looks pretty much the same. I had no issues with our first year, so I'd say you're probably good to go!
  6. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    Almost exactly what I want to do, but my terracotta flues are at the same height. I was worried about the same clearance issues.

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  7. fire_man

    fire_man Minister of Fire

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    Ok for you anal types. Here is the official 2010 edition NFPA 211 Section 4.6.2 ruling.
    To summarize: for a 6" pipe, you need 6" of clearance.


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  8. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    Perfect, thank you. Time to build my own I guess.

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