Inset surrounds just cosmetic? and a couple other ?s

Woody1911a1 Posted By Woody1911a1, Sep 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM

  1. Woody1911a1

    Feeling the Heat 2.

    Sep 23, 2012
    Marblehead , Ma
    hey folks , getting ready to install my first pellet stove insert .

    last weekend i bought/stole a vistaflame vf 100 insert :) and am prepping .

    the stove came with a standard cheapo sheet metal surround . any reason i need to use it ? personally i can't see a reason , but thought i'd ask .

    next question : how should the T be attatched to the stove outlet ?

    i've got this flue kit coming and a dwyer magnahelic , some ht rtv and some 3m 600f tape .

    since i'll need to be able to detatch it to service/repair the stove i was thinking a sheetmetal screw (or 2) and HT tape . remember this is an insert and not accessible w/o disconnecting from the T .

    Thanx Woody
  2. Eatonpcat

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Jul 24, 2011
    Eaton Township, Ohio
    I believe the surround is only there to cover the opening left in the fireplace box after you install the stove. I suppose you could replace it with anything that is non-combustible.

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