New to coal and just bought my first stove

Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:52 pm

Pay no attention to the naysayers CC. If you already have a double flue tiled chimney you are good to go whether or not you you find a thimble already in place (as I mentioned before). Forget about the stainless liner because in actuality, tile lined brick is ideal for anthracite and better then a stainless liner by a wide margin. The beauty of anthracite (Unlike wood or pellets) is that it makes no creosote thus you never need to have the chimney swept. All we ever do is take a shop vac and suck up any wayward fly ash that makes it's way around the bottom of thimble or into the stove pipe. If it's never been used it should be in excellent shape not compromised and the only thing I would check is that there is no birds nests or the like. If it's clear and you can see the light at the top with a hand mirror, you'll be good to go.

If you can see a square patch on the sheetrock then it's quite probable that you do have a thimble in there. If so when you open it, stick a small hand mirror in and look up the flue. If you see "the light" ;) you're good.

PS: Ok just saw your flue and it looks fine. Now see if you have that thimble in back of the patch. You could use a wide chisel and hammer to cut round the patch also in case the bricks are close. (save the sawzall blade).
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:00 pm

Wide chisel and hammer. K, totally getting off the couch NOW :D
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:22 pm

We've hit metal so it's probably the flue cap. Still gonna need a saw tho to finish opening. I'm not sure what's on the other side of the drywall, probably a cement backer board but it's harder to tap thru. I think I'll just wait till the actual install to finish opening.

Thank you everyone for all of your replies to this thread and all the other threads. The search function is a wealth of info and I've learned and continue to learn so much. I guess the next logical step is to fireproof the floor and walls. I will update with pics as the install progresses in the upcoming weeks.
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Yep if you hit some tin or the like, it's a good bet there's a cap! Excellent! If you have one of those small circular saws like a dremel with a round blade, that might help? But anyways soumds promising.
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:37 pm

CC

How did things go with the chimney yesterday? Just curious on how you made out.
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:19 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:CC

How did things go with the chimney yesterday? Just curious on how you made out.


I found the flue cap but didn't completely open it up. Saving that till I'm closer to installing which realistically won't happen till the end of the month. I'll keep updating tho.
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: JamesDeanMartin On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:43 pm

I get a chubby just thinking of starting my stove for the first time
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:21 pm

Chubbychick

How goes things with the install?
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:50 am

Any updates on the install ? Hope things went okay - I hadn't seen any other follow up posts.
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:42 pm

Hi everyone, sorry I fell off the earth for awhile. I never got the stove hooked up last year. Today I removed the cap tho and saw brick. I was going to order some heat fab stovepipe today. Was thinking of getting a telescoping pipe along with 2 adjustable 90 degree connectors, t connector for the baro damper and a 6 and 12 inch to go thru the wall. I will post a pic shortly of what I'm assuming is the thimble.

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Re: Please... Upload Pictures Here

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:54 pm

I'm guessing this is the flue thimble
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:03 pm

Pictures PLEASE :? Sorry you where posting as I was answering. :oops:
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:05 pm

At first I thought that was a wood stud on the other side but it's definitely clay brick.
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:06 pm

Pic is posted
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Re: New to coal and just bought my first stove

PostBy: ChubbyChick On: Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:11 pm

Here is the corner the stove is going into
Ugh I don't know why it loaded sideways
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