Clay Thimble Size

Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: Santiago On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:33 am

Last year I fired up my new Hitzer 82 coal stove and had some difficulties. I am now getting ready to “fire her up” for this season, but I need some initial help.

I am having a new clay chimney thimble installed and there is a question as to the size. The Hitzer stove directions states a 7” flue…………what exact size clay thimble should be installed and what size flue pipe should be used? Also, does the stove pipe go inside of the stove’s output or outside?

I need the exact diameter of the clay thimble I should use……inside and outside diameter.

Help is appreciated!
Santiago
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 82ul
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:47 pm

Santiago wrote:The Hitzer stove directions states a 7” flue…………what exact size clay thimble should be installed and what size flue pipe should be used?

Also, does the stove pipe go inside of the stove’s output or outside?

I need the exact diameter of the clay thimble I should use……inside and outside diameter.

7" ID, the OD will vary from one manufacturer to another but the wall thickness is about 3/4" so expect about 8 1/2".
Stovepipe goes inside the breach, three screws in every connection please.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:08 pm

they make 6" and 8" thimbles . i would get a redooser to go from 7"-8" . get 8" thimble and 8" x 8" flue . inside of thimble measures 8" outside is about 10.5" some may vary . pipe at stove goes inside stove not outside .
mason coal burner
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer/glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: 82/111


Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: dave brode On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:41 pm

mason coal burner wrote:they make 6" and 8" thimbles . i would get a redooser to go from 7"-8" . get 8" thimble and 8" x 8" flue . inside of thimble measures 8" outside is about 10.5" some may vary . pipe at stove goes inside stove not outside .


Not on my Keystoker. A 6" fitting slides nicely over the breach.

Dave
dave brode
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: used to have a 5 section Red Square
Coal Size/Type: rice anthracite

Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:03 pm

break out the tape measure .
mason coal burner
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer/glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: 82/111

Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:20 pm

mason coal burner wrote:they make 6" and 8" thimbles . i would get a redooser to go from 7"-8" . get 8" thimble and 8" x 8" flue . inside of thimble measures 8" outside is about 10.5" some may vary . pipe at stove goes inside stove not outside .

My thimble is 7" ID.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:01 pm

sorry i've only ever seen 6 and 8 inch .
mason coal burner
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer/glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: 82/111

Re: Clay Thimble Size

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:19 am

mason coal burner wrote:sorry i've only ever seen 6 and 8 inch .
I would have agreed up until I swapped my hand fired for this Axeman last fall. I was also stunned that I could get 7" stovepipe and a Field Controls 7" baro. The world is getting weird. :D
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea