We were fortunate that the chimney we used was all of top notch quality, hence, there was little impact as a result of the fire. Still I wished to take extra precautions.
The Inspection:We removed the stove pipe and on inspection discovered:
- Absolutely no damage, and in fact no deposits in the stainless steel chimney including no soot which was very surprising
- Even the stove pipe, although sooty, was not damaged by the fire
- But the stove pipe was damaged by the removal process
The New Stove Pipe:
I purchased a new stove pipe from the same manufacturer (Selkirk) of the chimney and the ceiling assembly. The length from the top of the stove to the ceiling assembly is 76 inches. To fill this gap I purchased a 6-foot telescopic plus a 12-inch segment. The shorter 12-inch piece was first installed on the wood stove and then the telescopic piece was use on top of that. All the stove pipe components were secured with self-tapping stainless steel screws.
Finally I reinstalled the flue thermometer 24 inched from the top of the wood stove.
The new stove pipe has a cleaner look to it, and we are very pleased with the result.
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