block off plate

  1. KPru

    Chimney top rebuild, Liner/Insert install, Data logging

    I recently completed rebuilding the top of my chimney, adding a liner and installing a wood insert. I wanted to share here for several reasons: I'm pretty proud of about 95% of the project and wanted to document it As an amateur DIY'er, this took a lot of research/learning (much here), and...
  2. arcticranger

    Block Off Plate or Not

    I've got an old Elmira Stoveworks woodstove fully inside my fireplace and probably losing most of its heat up the chimney. It can't be pulled further into the room due to the way it connect to the steel chimney liner. I've been reading about blockoff plates and wonder if that would be as...
  3. E

    Necessity of Block off plate...

    y’all have really got my wheels turning so I’ve got posts goin all over, but here goes another... The pro willing to do my flue install says that I will not need a block off plate in the chimney throat, and he is 99.9% sure (:rolleyes:). I’m here to ask you practically pro folks the validity...
  4. C

    Block off Plate

    Recently installed freestanding wood stove in my basement which is vented through an existing fireplace. I do not have a block off plate installed yet and was wondering if I could block off the whole fireplace opening (with a 6" hole for the stove pipe). I don't care about aesthetic appearance...
  5. F

    Installation - Jotul 550CF

    I have been reading and occasionally posting on the forum for awhile. I finally bought and had installed a new Jotul 550CF today by Kring's Hearth and Home in Southeastern, PA. Here are some photos of the installation and the block off plate that they agreed to install as well. You can see how...
  6. M

    Opinions on installing block off plate or not

    Hi I would appreciate thoughts on whether we should install a block off plate or not. We have a heritage house (built 1913) with fireplace and an unlined flue. It's an interior chimney, basically in the middle of the house. We are getting a Jotul F400 with 6" double walled stainless liner...
  7. G

    Install Questions

    Hi all, I ordered a Vermont Castings Merrimack and double checked all dimensions and clearances before purchasing. I'm having a handyman who has done quite a bit of quality work on our home do the install. I just want to make sure I know enough about the install myself to make sure he is...
  8. 19glendale

    Block-off plate screws/nails? into masonry firebox walls?

    I've built a sheet metal block-off plate for my new setup with a freestanding century s244 in my small masonry fireplace firebox. What fasteners (screws/nails/etc.) are recommended to attach the 1 inch semi-perpendicular 'lips' of the plate to the walls of the masonry firebox? I realize this...
  9. iluvjazznjava

    Maybe bottom block off plates aren't always a good thing ...

    Hello everyone, There was the first bit of chill in the air this morning and I looked at my woodpile as I went out to work and realized that it won't be long before I'm feeding it into my stove. It also reminded me that there was a topic that I meant to put out on the forum over the summer and...
  10. D

    Block off plate article

    Does anybody know where this has gone? I can't seem to find it since the new forum transition. The links to the posts come up with a not found web page. I was going to get mine started today. Thanks!