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Pellet Vent Issue?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Scottydawg22, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. Scottydawg22

    Scottydawg22 New Member

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    Hey guys...I need your advice. I am going to sound really stupid and I can accept that. I've got my Castile up and running and I'm just finishing up when...guess what?...I can't get the vertical cap on...guess why? Dur, Yep! I put the pellet vent pipe in backwards! Male coupling to the stove and now I have to disconnect and reinstall everything. I utimately plan on doing just that but I'm thinking...why do it now? It's supposed to snow and then I have to attempt to work up on a icy roof...not a good proposition! So why not wait until March? The stove is running fine. I used high temp silicone to get a good seal so why try to fix it now? Is there really any reason why I should be concerned? All of the other joints are fine. Simpson Duravent with locking joints and silicone and metal tape. Thanks in advance.

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  2. TheSmith

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    I noticed when I installed mine it seems to be tapered so the seam is always on the inside (in the direction of the flow arrow) this will prevent hot gas escaping.I had to take mine down and reinstall it because of a issue I was having and the pipe was difficult to seperate after the hi temp silicone cured.as much of a pain it may seem id fix it.Hw did you get the appliance adapter attatched to the stove if the pipe was backwards?
  3. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    With the Quad units if you use one of the Quad rear to top vent adaptors you really don't need an appliance adaptor. The pipe itself fits onto it better than the adaptor.
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    Metal Minister of Fire

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    If something unforeseen happens and the investigators show up for the insurance company, they will point to the pipe not being installed incorrectly (per manufacturer's installation instructions) and refuse your claim. That would be enough reason for me.
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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    We see that about once a year when we go out to service an Self install pellet stove

    if you used a T anywere you would have noticed the pipe was backwards also?
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    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    Or... if you looked at the FLOW arrows on the pipe you would have noticed also.
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    Metal Minister of Fire

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    If it is a straight up install you may be able to just take the joint at the stove off and pull the whole thing out and flip it over without taking apart all the joints (depending on length of course). That is why they put those silly installation instructions in the box with the pipe ; )
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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    With Duravent you only get a instruction book if you get a support box

    but there is a label on the pipe that has a flow arrow
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