Can't figure out pipe type

Indiancoach Posted By Indiancoach, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:57 PM

  1. Indiancoach

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    I recently bought a home with a wood burning fireplace. It has single wall pipe going through the wall and connecting to 8" double wall chimney pipe. I need to replace the single wall pipe with double wall and I can't seem to figure out the type of chimney pipe I have. Please help, we need heat but I don't want to risk our safety
     
  2. begreen

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    Can you posts some pictures of the pipe ends with nothing connected? Also, there might be a label still on the pipe if it passes thru an attic.
     
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    Not too sure, thinking maybe Selkirk. More important, it looks like there is wood almost touching that chimney pipe. That is too close. It needs to have a minimum of 2" clearance from any combustible. I reccomend having a safety check done on this installation by a certified chimney sweep. The sweep may also be able to ID the pipe.
     
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    Looks like a very funky setup. Can you identify the Fireplace? Possibly a picture of it as well?
     
  6. Indiancoach

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    The stove says "the earth stove" on the door. It is in the basement. It goes through the concrete wall into the chimney. I just need to figure out what type of pipe to run through the concrete wall into the chimney.
     

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    Can you get a close up of the joints of the pipe and the cap?
     
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    Does the stove connector pipe go through that big black hole and then to the chimney connection? If yes, how far from the interior white wall behind the stove to the chimney connector? What is the slatted material above the big black hole in the wall?
     
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    24" and that material is corrugated sheet metal like you would use for soffit.
     
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    If you can get a shot of the outside tee and the chimney cap that may help ID the chimney pipe. This still doesn't solve the wood clearance concern.
     
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    Here's a pic of the top of the pipe with the cap removed. I really hope this helps.it was very chilly last night.
     

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    Looks like metalbestos
     
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    This still is concerning. Doesn't look like 2" clearance from combustibles.
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    I am removing that plywood. Not sure why it's there.
     
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    Tha
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    So will any Selkirk 8" pipe connect to this or does it have to be the mealbestos?
     
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    Bholler or Squisher any thoughts?
     
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    How bout some pictures of the whole system?
    Most labels can’t be removed easily, are sure their aren’t labels somewhere?
     
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    This is one place where USA and Canadian standards are going to vary I believe. Old 1" chimney doesn't meet code up here.
     
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    Squisher is this type of pipe not safe?
     
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    Looks like a Selkirk Superpro/Vent or Metalbestos. That last one in the pix looks pretty beat up. The pix BG was concerned about looks like the pipe needs to come through more fully into and through that square, but can't make it out clearly.
     
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    That would not be for me to say. If it meets your applicable ul listings and is installed to code. Then it would be proper. As for 'safe' that's a term I try to rarely to never use.

    The connection pictured from the roof looks really rough. Look for dents, misaligned sections, gaps, rust, waviness/buckling. If you aren't confident with what you are looking at is safe it's best to call in a pro and ask them to inspect. Paper trail, insurance and all that. Cya.
     
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