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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MommyOf4, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Can you please tell me if this is a big issue? I've had so many issues with our contractors that I am about to burst.

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  2. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Last night it was flush against the wall. If we drill it in I'm afraid the pipe might bend a bit.
  3. imacman

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    Looks like the pipe wasn't in the correct location to begin with, and finally pulled the screws out. Can't really see, but did they even use drywall anchors??? I hope they didn't just screw into the drywall and say that's good.....:eek:

    Since the pipe pulled the screws out, the stove might need to be pushed back toward the wall another 3/4".

    BTW, can you take some pics of the whole interior pipe set-up and post it? You may not even need that bracket.
  4. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    :( No anchors into the drywall.

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    Looks like they just used Drywall or sheet metal screws(had to use the magnifier bear sent me). You will need to get some type of wall anchor to fix it propperly! Molleys or Toggle will do.

    I doubt you'll break the pipe, But you could break one of the silicon seals on the joints(more like create a leak) So have some goop handy JIC it does leak. Smear some goop(hi temp sealer) over the seam and you should be good to go!
  6. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Should I not use my stove until it's fixed?
  7. imacman

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    If you don't smell any smoke, you should be OK. IMO, you don't need that bracket anyway.

    One more question....did the installers use an appliance adapter on the back of the stove? If you don't know or aren't sure, take a close-up pic of the area where the pipe connects to the back of the stove.

    Also, since there isn't any clean-out T that I can see, how do you clean the pipe?

    I also noticed that you don't have any surge protector on that wall plug....not good, unless you have a "whole house" unit.
  8. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    We have a large strip surge protector for now. Is that ok?

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    You shouldn't need that bracket. They're typically used outside when a length of pipe isn't supported. In this case both ends of pipe have support (stove & wall). You'll probably want to replace that lower 90° with a cleanout tee also.
  10. imacman

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    Those things that you buy to plug computers and things into aren't good. You should get something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-ULTRABLOK-Protector-Suppressor/dp/B00006B81D/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353777949&sr=8-1&keywords=tripplite ultrablok

    Also, looking at the last pic, I do NOT see an appliance adapter on the back of the stove....that is NOT correct, and could lead to a leak. Hopefully, other members will chime in if i'm correct on that.

    This is what it is supposed to look like:

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    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    I dont kow if its an optical illusion or just the pic but does it look like the pipe is going downhill right at the appliance adapter? To me the vertical pipe just dont like plumb either.
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  12. imacman

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    Since I can see the label on the pipe, take a close look....does it say "Appliance Adapter" on it? The part number should be something like "3PVP-AD".
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    I thought the same thing....might be optical illusion as you said.
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    I just checked and there is an appliance adapter. It looked like one piece until you get a closer look. The part with the sticker seems to be the appliance adapter, unless I'm wrong?

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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    All I can see is 3VP -PC pipe connector
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    It does seem to go down a bit. :(
  17. imacman

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    Well, it's a little tough to see, but that might be an appliance adapter. Still isn't 100% right....needs screws to properly secure it (see my pic above....see black screw next to extra silicone I added around adapter). There should be 3 screws positioned around the adapter.

    As Umainah mentions above, that first 90 degree elbow need to be replaced with a clean-out T...otherwise you'll have ash build-up and no easy way to clean it out.
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Are there specific screws that you drill into it or just any screw will do?
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Can someone post a pic of your clean out pipe area?
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    Do you need a fireproof insulated thimble or just a regular thimble?
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    to me from the picture it looks like they used plastic drywall anchors and they melted and the screws pulled . Mommy can you confirm that those screws screw into small plastic pieces in the wall or not ?
  22. imacman

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    Usually self-tapping screws will do, but regular sheet metal will work too.
  23. imacman

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    No anchors....see post #4
  24. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    There are no anchors, just the screws.
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    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    So let me get this correct...

    1) adapter goes on the pellet hook up thing
    2) Clean out tee
    3) Venting pipe up to the thimble

    Right?
    What's next?

    Sorry I've been watching our new guys re-install this and things keep coming up. I just want to know, I feel like I should install it myself! <----coming from a clueless person

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