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    Wood stove liner and thimble question

    It shouldn't transition to Black pipe inside the wall. The stainless should be extended out of the wall where it would then transition to Black pipe
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    Wood stove liner and thimble question

    The stainless should extend through the crock into the room. But honestly the stainless looks pretty rough I would have it inspected by a pro with a camera to look for failures
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    Draft out of control in high winds

    The vacustack would do the opposite of what you want. There are lots of caps with wind bands I would try. You can also double up your damper
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    Newbie: How to pull buck 28000

    Yup that is pretty common for slammers. The smokeshelf probably has a huge pile as well
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    We simply don't know on the safety side of things. In most zc units that are installed correctly it is probably perfectly safe. But because the fireplace was never designed or tested to support the weight or handle the full time burning associated with an insert we just don't know. Because of...
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    Unions

    No they would just raise prices and cut employment costs any way they could to maintain their corporate profits. Tariffs are paid for by the working people. I do agree about not giving them tax breaks though.
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    The saga continues... getting the chimney ready

    You really don't want a radiant heater if it is going in a fireplace. Radiant heat travels in a straight line off the stove. Which means most of it is going to go into the masonry
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    And yes as bg said many newer fireplaces do allow for inserts.
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    Because there is money to be made selling stoves for this purpose and the instructions clearly have enough cya statements in them to protect the manufacturer. The liability will fall squarely on the installers shoulders.
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    It doesn't matter what the stove manual says you can do to someone else's ul listed appliance. What matters is the fireplace manual. Unless it says you can remove those parts and maintain the listing you can't do it. And bkvp is right many fireplaces were not installed correctly to start...
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    Unions

    I agree with what you are saying but I think you are exaggerating a little by saying most employers are that way. There are allot who care about their employees.
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    Old style heatilator (Type) fireplace questions...

    Just be aware it could very well be a net heat loss for the house. They suck massive amounts of air out the chimney compared to the little heat they put out.
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    Choosing firewood - limited options, limited space

    Wood really doesn't dry much at all in the round. I just split some oak I cut early last summer and it was still at 36% if it is split and stacked for a year it is far better than most guys though. But even at that if it is hardwood seasoned in that fashion I would expect high 20%range
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    Old style heatilator (Type) fireplace questions...

    Yeah I see it. I clean several hundred stove and fireplace blowers a year. Yes of course it needed cleaned. All I am saying is that really isn't all that bad. What are your intentions with this fireplace? Are you wanting just a recreational fire for ambiance or are you expecting to hear...
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    Heatilator wood Burning Fireplace

    Just because he couldn't clean it doesn't mean it needs replaced. It just means he isn't very good at his job. Honestly the creosote in the pictures doesn't even look that bad. I would have cleaned it with a rotary cleaner to get most of it out and told you to burn drier wood and use some...
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    Unions

    Well no not exactly an entrepreneur in this business but I was in my last one I sold. And I sold the cabinet business because it kept me out of the house to many hours. That and my father needed help. But even then before kids I wouldn't be in the shop more than 60 hours. And wouldn't let my...
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    Unions

    Yes of course they have their problems. But to say that collective bargaining is extortion is unfair. It is the only way employees have any real influence
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    Old style heatilator (Type) fireplace questions...

    That really isn't to bad. Probably never cleaned just not used much
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    Heatilator wood Burning Fireplace

    Why didn't he just clean it properly? Creosote buildup is no reason to deem a system unusable and it would need to be removed in order to install any insert regardless. In addition most fireplaces like yours don't allow inserts to be installed regardless.
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    Unions

    Saying just go find another job is all well and good but there are plenty of areas where there aren't many jobs. Or the jobs that are available are pretty much all in one industry. So if that industry pays crap it doesn't matter if you change jobs.
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    Unions

    I am not willing to work over 45 or so hours I have a family and I want to be there for them. That doesn't make me lazy. I work my ass off those hours so I can be home to get my kids off the bus every day
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    RE: Brake rotors

    Yeah I don't like drilled
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    Heatilator wood Burning Fireplace

    So are they saying the only problem with it is the creosote buildup?
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    Choosing firewood - limited options, limited space

    How long does he leave it stacked once split?
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    I The vast majority of people in your situation are considering an untested unapproved install that violates code. There are only a couple of pretty modern prefab fireplaces that allow inserts
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    Choosing firewood - limited options, limited space

    How does it season in huge piles? That is how many here do it also and it is absolutely never anywhere near dry. I have tested allot of it.
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    I am 99% sure it doesn't say it is alright.
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    Blaze King Princess Insert - Inside Mount Adapter

    Do you have the manual for it? The up tag means nothing once you take parts off to install the insert it is no longer listed because parts are missing. The only way you will be allowed to do it legally is if the fireplace manual says it is ok.