michaelanthony wrote:Good morning Kungu, can you remove the top sash and cover with a piece of metal sturdy enough to hold a wall thimble? You could make a thimble as well by using a piece of 8" pipe with 5 or 6 1" self tappers evenly spaced around the circumference of the pipe and slide the 6" pipe giving you a 1" air space between the pipes and fill the space with a fire rated insulation!...just my 2 cents.
titleist1 wrote:yes, what CK said...
if you used the black flue pipe you'd be replacing it every year like somebody on here found out...can't remember who but they posted pics after one season - it was pretty much disintegrated as I recall.
I understand the floor space issue, but if you know that is where the stove is going each year I'd put in a block chimney and replace the window glass pane with cement board and a thimble.
coalkirk wrote:Fred, money is a problem everywhere but I just don't like to take short cuts with safety. Happy to hear your smoke pipe "rig" lasted 5 years with the sombrero but I call that African engineering. A job worth doing is worth doing right and all. My father drilled that into my head I guess. I've seen the consequences too many times of such short cuts.