Plug Pipe for offseason

mtnbiker727

New Member
Mar 11, 2019
11
PA
This is my first year with a P68, which is awesome... I'm finally getting around to "summerizing" my stove. I went to the dealer and asked for an end cap for the duravent pipe to keep birds, mice, moisture, etc. out of my pipe in the offseason. He looked at me funny, then went to the storage room and got the only end cap available, which is a male connection. I need a female connection to go on the outside of my house. He checked the catolog, and duravent doesn't even make one like that.

I can't believe I'm the only one that wanted to close my pipe in this way.... he recommended giving duravent a call.

Short of having them manufacture a new part for me, what do you guys do to plug your pipes at the end of the heating season? The dealer recommended shoving a rag in the pipe, but I was hoping for something more official than that....
 

DAKSY

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Staff member
I use a small piece of aluminum tape.
It's hardly noticeable...
This year I may not need it, tho.
My P61 is burning right now...
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,369
Eastern Ontario
I just shove a rag in it works fine
But I like Daksy tape idea
But we had a fire this morning
so maybe nothing this year if it
doesn't warm up :(
 

Oregun

Member
Jan 12, 2017
72
Oregon
Well, nothing on mine for 42 years. Did have a bird fall down my 8" pipe once.
Cleaned the pipe as he went down. : )
Put on a glove and fetched him from the stove and let him loose outside.
 

Washed-Up

Burning Hunk
Nov 5, 2011
147
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
I don't cap mine, but Lowes or home depot have 3" and 4" end caps
 

corkman

Minister of Fire
Dec 3, 2009
714
SE,Mass
This is my first year with a P68, which is awesome... I'm finally getting around to "summerizing" my stove. I went to the dealer and asked for an end cap for the duravent pipe to keep birds, mice, moisture, etc. out of my pipe in the offseason. He looked at me funny, then went to the storage room and got the only end cap available, which is a male connection. I need a female connection to go on the outside of my house. He checked the catolog, and duravent doesn't even make one like that.

I can't believe I'm the only one that wanted to close my pipe in this way.... he recommended giving duravent a call.

Short of having them manufacture a new part for me, what do you guys do to plug your pipes at the end of the heating season? The dealer recommended shoving a rag in the pipe, but I was hoping for something more official than that....
Get yourself one of these at Lowe’s or depot as mentioned above and remember to cover up your air intake too. I also put a damprid inside the stove
 

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mtnbiker727

New Member
Mar 11, 2019
11
PA
Get yourself one of these at Lowe’s or depot as mentioned above and remember to cover up your air intake too. I also put a damprid inside the stove
I never thought of a fernco fitting! That would be perfect! I have some damprid, but didn't want to throw it in there until I stopped the airflow down my pipe.
 

Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
592
Newport, Wa
I put some metal cloth inside pipe to house. Open the end up (cleanout) and any Stupid Birds fall thru. Lose the wire mesh in fall and put back cleanout. OAK has screen over it. Have had several birds enter the house in the past thru Chimney. Got to let them out door and into room and then cover all windows but 1.
 

bob bare

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2013
2,960
park county montana
Well, nothing on mine for 42 years. Did have a bird fall down my 8" pipe once.
Cleaned the pipe as he went down. : )
Put on a glove and fetched him from the stove and let him loose outside.
What pellet stove have you been using for 42 years?
 

kappel15

Minister of Fire
Sep 14, 2014
2,332
Iowa
I just stuff a rag in end of exhaust as others do with good results. I also put a pc. of masking tape on thermostat and write on it "exhaust plugged" to remind me in the fall when I go to use the stove again. kap
 
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Overfireinthehole

Minister of Fire
May 5, 2017
623
Miller MO
I just uninstall my stove and venting system and patch the hole every spring then reinstall in the fall.
 

Pete Zahria

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Jan 6, 2014
1,118
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Stuff a rag in it.... free.
Like others mentioned... Damp Rid in the stove..

Dan