look what was in my chimney

look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:47 pm

If ya dont know I have a well casing for a chimney...I also have a 4 ft extention of galvanized pipe to get it a little higher. Well thae past few weeks I have been having trouble with smoke backing up to a small degree and very poor draft, so i take my 3 lb hammer and "wack" the case a few times and it clears up.....well today i looked down from top after removing the piece of extension pipe, it was like a pc of paper...when I looked down i couldnt see any light at bottom :gee: so i dropped my log chain, and punched that tangled mess out the bottom, this is my pee poor set up, but now she is really cookin :up:
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:56 pm

oh... and thats that nasty dirty polluting bituminous smoke ya see in that there pic looks extremely harmful dosent it?
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:22 pm

I think I wont have to clean out my connector pipe so often now, i was really gettin frustrated with it :bang: so today wasnt too cold so i took it all apart
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:35 pm

that mess of metal was about 8 feet down inside, guess im just gunna leave extension off of it because i dont want that to happen again. just a warnin to all yins if ya have to deal with the crap i have too
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:19 pm

Can't tell by the photo what the heck that is???
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:27 pm

its the bottom ov a pc ov galvanized that rotted off and fell down inside my chimney, the galvanized was used to extend my chimney 4 foot higher because the well casing I use for a chimney is only about 2 feet above my eve, basically that was my top section that rotted that mangled mess to the left is what fell down and lodged in side the well casing about 8 foot below the top of the casing, so i dropped my chain ontop of it to dislodge it
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:17 pm

yea... I bet the chimney works a lot better now that it's not obstructed by chunks of sheet metal ... :P

Although, if you want extra height, why not take a 4-6' piece of casing or sch 40 or whatever and attach it t the top of the existing casing using either clamps, welding, or heavy sheet straps.
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:20 pm

oh heck yes, when i couldnt see down the chimney i couldnt figure out what the heck was in there lol, it didnt take much with a 35 ft log chain falling on it lol
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:51 pm

Berlin wrote:yea... I bet the chimney works a lot better now that it's not obstructed by chunks of sheet metal ... :P

Although, if you want extra height, why not take a 4-6' piece of casing or sch 40 or whatever and attach it t the top of the existing casing using either clamps, welding, or heavy sheet straps.

I do have a 2 ft pc of casing just debating how to make a flange i have a welder but leads are not long enough to reach that high. i was thinkin a slip or somthing to the nature, but i dont want the damn thing comin down n conkin me on the noodle :hammer: when I wack the chimney with a hammer, the way I clean it is give it a couple wacks, u hear the soot/cresote fall, then I open my cover at bottom and hoe it out, alot easier than gettin up on the roof on a bad day, I guess its just the price you pay for being thrifty, might try a strap deal, but what would you suggest? I thought of maybe goin to a heavy truck parts store and seeing if i could possibly get a exhaust band clamp that would close down enough to hold it, but I dont know how much one of those would be and size, it is 6 3/8 round so I imagine that an 8" band should work???
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:31 pm

Maybe you could weld 3 or 4 pieces of bar or round stock to the extra casing while on the ground to act as a sleeve so you could just slip it over the the existing pipe.
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:38 pm

franco b wrote:Maybe you could weld 3 or 4 pieces of bar or round stock to the extra casing while on the ground to act as a sleeve so you could just slip it over the the existing pipe.

now i like that idea, i have some rebar, so basicaly what your sayin is make some "legs" to slip inside of the chimney that are welded to the extension pc? thanks I might try that
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:40 pm

oh you said to it not inside it i see what you mean now, in otherwords "legs" on the outside of add on pc
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:48 pm

lumpocoal wrote:oh you said to it not inside it i see what you mean now, in otherwords "legs" on the outside of add on pc

You got it.
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:52 pm

some times I just need that "spark" from someone else's suggestion lol thanks this it what I will end up doing, I could use a large diameter hose clamp just to give the"legs" some tension around the chimney kinda make them hug it
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Re: look what was in my chimney

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:53 pm

4 two foot legnths of re bar welded one foot onto the extension so there is the other foot of em slippin over the existing chimney
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