Ceiling support box cover removal

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ralpht1053

New Member
Nov 3, 2021
3
Georgia
I bought an old house that used to have a wood heater and need to know if the cover on the square ceiling support box is designed to be removed. It has one screw in the front that I removed, and I can't get it to come down. I wanted to put an 8x6 reducer pipe in and use an old wood heater while we are remodeling but no one seems to know anything about how to remove the cover.The pipe on the roof is 8" double wall and 6" single wall on the heater. Is an 8x6 reducer pipe what I will need? Thanks for any help. I asked around at Home Depot and Ace Hardware but no one seems to know anything. 0311-142515.jpg 0311-142533.jpg
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,842
central pa
I bought an old house that used to have a wood heater and need to know if the cover on the square ceiling support box is designed to be removed. It has one screw in the front that I removed, and I can't get it to come down. I wanted to put an 8x6 reducer pipe in and use an old wood heater while we are remodeling but no one seems to know anything about how to remove the cover.The pipe on the roof is 8" double wall and 6" single wall on the heater. Is an 8x6 reducer pipe what I will need? Thanks for any help. I asked around at Home Depot and Ace Hardware but no one seems to know anything. View attachment 284669 View attachment 284668
What cover are you referring to?
 

ralpht1053

New Member
Nov 3, 2021
3
Georgia
The square black box in the picture with the 6" hole in it. Is it removable? This is my first experience with a wood heater and it looks like a cover but it may be part of the ceiling box. I don't really know.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,842
central pa
The square black box in the picture with the 6" hole in it. Is it removable? This is my first experience with a wood heater and it looks like a cover but it may be part of the ceiling box. I don't really know.
That is probably what is supporting your chimney. So no I don't think it is removable
 

MongoMongoson

Member
Feb 6, 2021
238
Wisconsin
Like bholler said, that box is probably supporting the weight of your chimney.
You need to identify the brand or style of chimney you have. Then you'll need a chimney adapter piece to adapt stove pipe to the chimney pipe.

For my pipe, they call it the "stove pipe adapter" or "chimney adapter" and it looks like this... But for your pipe, it will probably look a little different. Yours doesn't look like Supervent to me.

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,304
South Puget Sound, WA
First and foremost, make sure the chimney is clean and safe to use. That includes verifying that nothing has been moved or blown-in against the chimney pipe in the attic.
 

ralpht1053

New Member
Nov 3, 2021
3
Georgia
Thank you all for your help. Looks like the chimney adapter might be the answer. The house was built around 1940 so I have no idea what brand of chimney it is. I took a pic of it but it's dark out here and we are getting ready to call it a day. Thanks again...RT 0311-192052.jpg