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top exhaust converted to hearth mount?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by bucketboy, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. bucketboy

    bucketboy Member

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    Wondered if i could take my old fisher top exhaust and throught the use of back to back 90 degree elbows turn it into a hearth mount? is there any reason that this couldn t be done aside form the look? pardon the ignorance of a newbie if there is an awvious reason. thanks

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  2. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves Minister of Fire

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    reduced draft, or the possibility of reduced draft would be my first concerns

    followed by: the ss liner pipe is worth soo much more than the stove...
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Agreed, I would also be concerned about this turning into a creosote trap. But if the liner is tall enough to create a decent draft and only dry wood is burned, it might work.

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