Pass through wall plates?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by crausch, Sep 19, 2008.

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  1. crausch

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    Does anybody know where I could find a fancy wall plate for where my vent pipe passes through the wall. Currently I have a duravent wall thimble that has a about a 9" plain black square cover. I have this going through a stone wall and the more I look at it, the more I feel I want something a little better looking. Maybe I am too picky. But I have this nice looking stove set against a nice looking stone wall and I just want something that fits in better.

    I have not seen anyone selling something like this, so I was thinking of improvising and looking for maybe a fancy ceiling fan mounting plate. I think I can find one of those in tin or a non-combustionable. Anybody know where to get a nice looking plate or any other items that would work in its place (like the cieling fan mounting plates)?
     
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    Perhaps you could get a nice fancy ceramic tile bore a hole through for the pipe to pass through and wala ! custom plate. You could also hand hammer a sheet of copper and make a plate to cover it as well. Use your imagination and save some money and have some fun with it. You can always undo it if you don't like the look.
     
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    Hmmm...the copper thing sounds interesting. If only I had more talent :)

    Your idea with the tile gives me a thought. Maybe I can use the idea of drilling through a piece of tile, then place that in some sort of plaque or base, then add some other tiles pieces to come up with a pattern or mosiac.

    You really have me thing now. Maybe even create something in stained glass.
     
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    You can handle the copper no problem. You can't really go wrong. Get a ball pien hammer, use the ball side and hammer away. Use a soft pine wood backer to hammer on. the more you hammer the better. Then just flatten it out and your done. little talent and a hammer. Plus it feels good beating that copper. Use the same power with each hammer blow. Hit hard enought to get the effect you want Try it you'll like it. :lol:
     
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    Sounds like fun!

    I be sure to post a picture once I have something in place.
     
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