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enordy

Member
Sep 21, 2009
18
Western CT
Just wanted to share - finished the install on the new Drolet Columbia II and insulated liner. Got the liner from Rockford. The only trouble was making the turn from the shelf into the appliance connector, - the liner was not flexible enough even with the extra room from cutting out the damper frame beforehand . Had to use a black pipe from the stove to the connector. Chimney is 15', interior 13"x13" w/clay liner. The existing tile "looked ok", but why take the chance. Block-off plate is next.
 

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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,177
central pa
You need to change out that black pipe for stainless. And the top adapter isn't seated on the liner properly. There should not be any insulation visible like that
 

enordy

Member
Sep 21, 2009
18
Western CT
You need to change out that black pipe for stainless. And the top adapter isn't seated on the liner properly. There should not be any insulation visible like that
Thanks - Yes, the liner didn't cut squarely at the top - it spiraled a bit and I didn't want to chase it too far...Guess I'll pop the top plate off and even it up. Is it acceptable to "seal" the insulation between the 2 liners with a hi-temp foil tape?

Is the black pipe advice because its not as robust as the SS?
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
24,177
central pa
Thanks - Yes, the liner didn't cut squarely at the top - it spiraled a bit and I didn't want to chase it too far...Guess I'll pop the top plate off and even it up. Is it acceptable to "seal" the insulation between the 2 liners with a hi-temp foil tape?

Is the black pipe advice because its not as robust as the SS?
Yes you can put foil tape over it but that doesn't take the place of fitting the top adapter properly.

And black pipe can only be used where it is easily visible for inspection
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
939
MA
I bought 15- and 30- degree adapters from Rockford and let my chimney guy pick which he wanted. Rockford has a nice selection of things to pick from.