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Long run of metalbestos above roof Q

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by meathead, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. meathead

    meathead Feeling the Heat

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    I am going to be installing a class A chimney and the best spot for the stove in the house is of course one of the worst spots for a chimney up through the roof or outside the house. The location would require ~ 17' of chimney, 15' of which would be above the roof. I have spoken with the local dealer I want to make my purchase with and he says the product he sells (metalbestos ultra temp) will have no problem going up that high with the appropriate roof brace kits, but I can't see a bracket in the catalog he provided that would brace higher than ~6' up the chimney. Does anyone have experience with runs this high or higher above roof level? Can metalbestos be safely installed up to ~15' plus above roof level? Thanks for your help!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Wow, that would look like quite the rocket coming out of the roof. It might be possible to brace and guywire, not sure, but personally I would first try very hard to come up with an alternative plan.
  3. meathead

    meathead Feeling the Heat

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    Yeah I've come to terms with how it will look at this point and it doesn't bother me. It is a prime spot for heat circulation and if it can be done safely that's where I want it - but I can't find any factory bracket that would support a run over 10'.

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