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Sealing around insert

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Mr. Jones, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Mr. Jones

    Mr. Jones New Member

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    Just curious what you prefer. Mine only has some insulation behind the main plate, and I don't think it's all that air tight, since I get such hot fires, which is great, but end up blowing through my wood pile and having to reload way too much.

    Was curious about the caulk like high tempt stuff. I don't want to mess up the brick after applying this when it comes to having to move the stove out in order to clean the chimney every other year or so. Is it hard to get off? I could see myself having to "chip" at it in order to clean the old off in order to reseal it, and somewhat scares me.

    Also, do you seal next to the stove as well as the outside of the insert plate? I don't have a tubed liner or anything, just stove hole, and up the masonry outside chimney.

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  2. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    This is the problem. That kind of install is referred to as a slammer. Generally, inserts are far less effective and do not burn as well without a liner. With that kind of set up you are going to want to clean your chimney more often.
  3. Mr. Jones

    Mr. Jones New Member

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    Guess I figured it burns so dang fast and hot, it cleaned itself, lol.
  4. Mr. Jones

    Mr. Jones New Member

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    And thanks for the info. I've heard the term on here before, but wasn't sure what it was. Slammer it is.
  5. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    what kind of insert are you burning in?
  6. Mr. Jones

    Mr. Jones New Member

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    An early 80s blaze king king.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Slammer installations (no flue connection, just sealed at the surround) are no longer legal and are considered unsafe. You'll find most if not all stoves in the EPA section of this forum are unsealed at the surround. Moved this one to the classics forum.

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