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Need cheap insulated stovepipe
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Lynn Kasdorf- Leesburg, VA    Posted 10-16-2001 at 13:20:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, as cold weather starts to hit, I am reminded once again how much I want heat in my shop. I have a 26 x 36 separate workshop building. I already have the perfect woodstove, and lordy do I have plenty of fuel!

It is a one level building, with a very steep (10" in 12" roof) attic. So, to run stovepipe up the middle, I'd need the fancy insulated stainless steel stuff for where it goes through the attic and the roof.

The question is- what is the cheapest way to get this done safely? I am totaly capable of doing the installation, but I don't know where to buy the fancy pipe at a decent price.

It is possible that just hiring a chimney installer to do it may not cost that much more, but I don't know.

It really goes against my grain to pay anybody to anything that I can do, but there are times when I probably should...I have installed plenty of woodstoves in fireplaces but never doen a full chimney installation. How hard can it be?? I mean, I just finished reroofing the building, so I am ok with roof work and flashing, etc.


Salmoneye    Posted 10-16-2001 at 18:25:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In the last month I have found more than 18 feet of 6-inch ID 'Metal Bestos' insulated pipe with various fittings for myself and 24+ feet of the same stuff in 8-Inch ID for my sister.
Source?...Lawn sales.

Price?...$40 total for all of it in good to very good condition. Easily ten more years for both stacks...

buck    Posted 10-16-2001 at 16:36:03       [Reply]  [No Email]

Here is what i did -- not saying it is correct but worked well. stove ( old barrell) needed a 6" pipe so I put a 6" stovepipe inside a 8" metal duct pipe and that inside a 10" metal duct pipe and centered and secured it with sheet metal straps and screws. Left the 8 and 10" open at bottom and top so air could take heat from stovepipe out top.With stove very hot the outside pipe was still about room temperature. Handmade ceiling and roof flashing and cap made of sheet metal finished it off. Had all the stuff laying around so it was cheap.

Old Warrior - homemade triple-wall    Posted 10-17-2001 at 17:05:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've used a similar setup for 5 years at the cabin, and it's still good except i replaced the inside pipe for winter. Only difference -- I brought all 3 pipes into the room, held the 8-inch up a coupla inches above the 10-inch and capped the bottom.

Then i let all the pipes breathe under a rain dome at the top. That way when the small 6-inch pipe starts warming up, it carries warm air up inside the next one, which draws cold outside air DOWN inside the big pipe. Nothing gets dirty but the inside pipe. I made little 1" esses to hold the pipes apart and used screws thruout. I'd recommend it.

PatM    Posted 10-16-2001 at 14:02:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check out your local Lowe's, Home Depot or other big box store.

Last time I checked into triple wall pipe it was about $18 a foot, but still a lot cheaper than a new building. You only need 2 inches clearance to combustibles with triple wall, versus 18 to 36" with plain stove pipe.

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