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Napoleon NZ26 zero-clearance and duraplus baseplate adapter

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by stangds, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. stangds

    stangds New Member

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    I have a Napoleon NZ26 zero-clearance fireplace ready for installation. I also have the duraplus baseplate adapter for 6" triple walled pipe.

    now on to my question:

    The vent hole on the top of the fireplace is about 6 1/2 inches in diameter, whereas the baseplate adapter that fits down inside of this is about 6 inches in diameter.

    Is this normal? it seems "sloppy" to me. I'm afraid creosote will build up in this area, and cause a fire risk.

    the stove came with a square gasket to seal the top of the stove to where the stovepipe sits on it.

    Thanks,

    Dan

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Does the napolean fireplace manual state that it is approved for duraplus?
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    stangds New Member

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    Yes, it says you can use any 6" diameter chimney listed to UL-103HT. Duraplus is listed UL-103HT.
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    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Well then, you should not have any problems. All the pipes are 6". If the stove is 6.5" then you will have a quarter inch lip all the way around. Nothing i would worry about. Its the hottest part of the stove and creosote wont survive there. If the pipe is listed for the appliance, there is no problem using it.
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    stangds New Member

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    Thanks for the input. I'm just making sure I didn't get a fireplace with a manufacturing defect or anything like that. :)

    This is a nice forum you guys have here!
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