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You don't know . . . until you know . . . Ht UL 103

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Evil Dave, Oct 10, 2010.

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  1. Evil Dave

    Evil Dave Member

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    Worked for 4 hours removing my flue liner all 17'-2" of it. Bloody, Bruised, Banged up but I now have an empty chimney. Ready for lining. After I got both feet firmly planted on the ground and was picking up the debris I found the little sticker . . . .Type Ht UL 103 . . . does this mean I yanked a perfectly good zero/zero clearance Liner? I appologize for the slight seizmic disturbance in Central Indiana this morning when that sucker broke loose.

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  2. precaud

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  3. Evil Dave

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    2 different chimney sweeps said it was the wrong stuff. They didn't have the benefit of finding the little label Ht UL 103. Neither did I, until it was over. The 90 elbow at the bottom was single wall galvanized. The outer wall was galvanized as well. It was a triple wall no insulation pipe.
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    precaud Minister of Fire

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    For a liner, that stuff was fine, but you had no way of knowing that, and neither did the sweeps. Nothing you can do about that. Good luck with your new liner.
  5. Evil Dave

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    Based on other repairs made in that same era of this house I had to guess it wasn't right. I destroyed about half of the pipe I pulled out. I may be able to salvage some of the pipe for use in my pole barn some day.
  6. burleymike

    burleymike Feeling the Heat

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    That sucks, I think most all of us have been through something like that. At least you will be able to sleep better knowing you have a brand new liner that is the proper type.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I don't think replacing it is a mistake at all. That air cooled pipe would need some way for air to get into it at the bottom when you hooked it up to the new stove. Finding a connector that would accommodate that and also connect up to that pipe, made by a outfit down the road from me that now makes fiberglass doors, would be damn near impossible.

    Rest. Ya did a good thing.
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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    That was a funky set-up. It doesn't appear to have proper clearance when it passed through the shingles, and that chase cover was a bit more than strange. You did a good thing by removing it. Are you replacing it with Class A? A liner will not really be an option since the masonry chimney doesn't extend above the roof, unless you want to add to the chimney and remove the wood chase.
  9. Evil Dave

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    It will either be an extended brick chimney 3' above the peak with a new zero/zero clearance insulated liner or remove about 2' of bricks to completely clear the roof into the attic and transition to a free-standing class A flashed through the new roof without a chase of any kind. I told my sweep it's his call. He wasn't looking forward to the unknowns involved in the liner removal so I took care of that part. I hope I saved some significant money as well. I still haven't got that price quote yet from my sweep/installer yet, I guess they are a wee bit busy this time of the year. . .
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    Sounds like a plan. What part of Indiana are you in? I just might your sweep/installer.
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    Is that what I felt...LOL.
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