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Need blower hose for insert stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by terrapinfarm, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. terrapinfarm

    terrapinfarm New Member

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    I have an older "Craft" brand fireplace insert model woodstove.
    I need a hose to connect an outlet on the side of the stove to a blower unit which will sit on the hearth.
    The outlet nipple seems to be about 3.75" outside diameter.
    What I *think* I'm looking for is a flexible metal duct type hose, black in color, 5 feet long would be plenty.
    I've looked online and can't find anything. Can someone tell me where to shop for this?
    Thanks Much!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Did you mean the stove inlet? Normally the blower output is connected to the stove inlet. You don't want to be sucking hot air out of the stove through a blower.
  3. terrapinfarm

    terrapinfarm New Member

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    I meant inlet and wrote outlet.
    I do understand that the direction of flow of the forced air is through the fan/blower unit, into the hose/duct/pipe, through the double walled section of the stove, and out vent holes on the front of the stove.

    Any pointers in where to look for that hose/duct/pipe?

    I've seen dryer ducting at Lowe's/Home depot that is flex metal, but it's silver and not black. I guess I could paint it.
    I read something about flex exhaust tubing from an auto parts store but have not investigated that option.
    Hoping I can find where to buy something that is black and made for this use.
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    Were you ever able to find a connector? I have this same issue. My blower is on the back side of the stove and I want to put a blower on the hearth and have a pipe connected to the rear of the stove. Im sick of having blower issues and having to remove the entire stove to fix it.

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