Gasket Issue

TheAshMan Posted By TheAshMan, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:53 AM

  1. TheAshMan

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    Hello,
    I have a Ravelli RV100 and am currently wrapping up yearly maintenance thanks to this forum and a lot of YouTube.

    My 4” tee cap was very tough to get off at first but I was able to eventually pry it off. Unfortunately while putting the tee cap back on I mangled the red rubber ring gasket and it ripped. I have scoured the internet to find replacements but to no avail. I tested it without the gasket, but of course I had a lot of smoke leaking out.

    My question is, is there anywhere I can buy these gaskets? Am I searching for the wrong thing?

    When I get the gasket, where does it go? Does it go on the inside of the cap?

    TIA!
     
  2. DAKSY

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    What brand of Pellet Vent are you using?
     
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    I have a 4” ventis system. I’m trying to contact Olympia by phone because I didn’t see the gaskets online.
     
  4. jerrieric

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    Why are using the 4in exhaust pipe rv100c.? Mine has a 3in exhaust and I used duravent which is much better than the rubber gasket piping. I have four inch rubber pipe gaskets on my Vista flame and I can't even get the 90° separated from the other pipe no matter what I try.
     
  5. jerrieric

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    Also if you had a TT when I have to take the pipe apart. Double T's are very expensive but always you have to do is take the end off and stick at 3 and vac hose in there to suck all the dust out
     
  6. Overfireinthehole

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    4” drafts better and takes longer to clog up. Most manufacturers recommend 4” for any run over 10’
     
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    Hmmm, my pipe runs 20' with no issues 3". I installed myself
     
  8. Overfireinthehole

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    Ya, it would probably burn cleaner with 4”
     
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    I burn 4 to 5 ton a season 24/7 and I never get a dirty pipe. I run the pipe brush thru it once a season. I also have a double t so I just clean out exhaust every month with a shop vac. Works really well.
     
  10. Overfireinthehole

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    I’d say the amount of maintenance your doing is what’s saving you. Most of the time whenever I go to brush a 3 inch segment of pipe horizontal runs are a quarter to half full of ash and vertical runs tend to have a few cups more of ash then I would normally see on a 4 inch vertical run. If you’re cleaning your stove so well that you’re not getting any ash in the chimney, then that’s great. However, I would say your scenario is the exception rather than the rule, and you might check your units installation manual, because you may not be in compliance with 3 inch running that far which could put you personally liable in the event of a house fire If you are not already on your own since you did not have it installed by a certified professional. Some insurance companies don’t care, some do.
     
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