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remove firebricks to make room for rigid pipe or use flex adapter?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by rmcfall, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. rmcfall

    rmcfall Feeling the Heat

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    I am trying to decide the best way to install a rigid liner in my masonry chimney... 1. Should I remove the firebricks from my fireplace and run rigid liner straight down into a tee, or 2. Should I leave the firebricks in place and run the rigid liner down into the throat of the chimney and use a piece of flex in between the rigid and the tee?

    In my previous install I just took out all the firebricks. I can't think of a reason not to do this again, but thought I should ask the experts...

    In terms of the stovepipe between the tee and the stove, is there anything wrong with using a slip connector in there?

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  2. Homefire

    Homefire New Member

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    Do you ever intend to use the fireplace as an open burner again? That may be a good
    reason to keep the fire brick.
  3. rmcfall

    rmcfall Feeling the Heat

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    Nope. And if we ever move, I probably won't be hauling the stove with me either. Good point though.
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