pajay wrote:Thanks Jacknanticoke. I have a question regarding the tube going into the pipe. Do you put the tube into the middle of the pipe or doesn't it matter? Also, should the tube be facing the fire, or just be put straight in?
I am assuming you are asking if the brake line should be pushed into the flue pipe so the end of it is inside the pipe and thus, in the middle of the flue pipe. The answer is no. Actually, all you really need to do to check your draft is to hold the end of the brake line against a hole in the flue pipe, but how we are doing it is a permanent mount.
So just get the brake line fitting, screw it onto the end of the nut that comes on the brake line. This fitting will stop the brake line from going inside the pipe and any movement at all. Then screw the fitting into a pre-drilled hole. thats all you need to do.
I know the brake lines come with the nut on it, which I think you may think is what I am talking about when I mention the fitting. That nut on the line allows the line to move back and forth. This is bad, so get the fitting to screw the nut on the brake line onto, which will keep the brake line solid and not allow movement. The chop off some of the line and your ready to go.