Sealing the Stove Pipe

Sealing the Stove Pipe

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:24 am

Can I use foil tape to seal joints a few feet from the furnace on the stove pipe? Or will the adhesive smolder? Is there a special heat durable tape I should look for? What are the heat limitations of such a foil tape?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Sealing the Stove Pipe

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:39 am

I've used it on my boiler pipe for years with no problem. Your results may vary.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Sealing the Stove Pipe

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:00 pm

I have plain foil tape on the pipe joints for my EFM, but the pipe itself rarely gets to 200 degrees. If you burn strictly coal, I think the tape will work alright. If you burn wood...it will probably cook the tape & adhesive pretty good.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: Sealing the Stove Pipe

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:07 pm

Thanks for the replies fellas :) I burn coal only and my pipe never sees 300 degrees. Actually, my pipe rarely if never gets up to 250 degrees. I'm just looking to make sure it couldn't catch fire in the event of accidental overfire.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Sealing the Stove Pipe

PostBy: WNYRob On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Foil tape should work. I have the original bar code paper on my pipes and they are not even yellowed after one season of burning last year.
WNYRob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker controlled with CoalTrol

Re: Sealing the Stove Pipe

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:22 pm

My old pipe was just cheap aluminum all patch together and seams always leaked.
This year upgraded to champion dual wall and also new Rutland furnace cement at the thimble joint.
Been working pretty good.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

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