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Trying to hook up a custom built base stack to this block arch, any ideas? Blocks on chimney are 16" sguare and have a 8x8" inside opening. I need a 10 or 12" stack.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 07:49 PM
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What, exactly, is your question here?

If trying to put on a 10-12" stack, step one will be to remove the 8x8 chimney, so do that.

Can't fit 78 or 113 square inches in a 64 square inch hole, regardless of the size of the outside of the blocks.
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My question is, do you have any ideas on how I can attach a base stack to a block arch? . The block chimney is coming done, I thought I could use some of it for a base to build off of.
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If your not using the block chimney. I would take 1/4" plate steel, cut a hole in it, weld flat stock perpendicular to the plate in shape of your stack, just a bit smaller than your stack. And set the stack on it.
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Toquin my assumption is that your pans take up the entire top of what we see so your base stack/flue transition ios going to go out the back side NOT the top. First what are your skill level as far as metal working............Can you weld or is this build and bolt on?

Ecnerwal Has it right you cant run that rig with the flue stopped up so build the exhaust with plenty of size. I don't think a simple 90 degree elbow will stand up to the heat. I wonder if extending the arch by 12-16" would be the way to go with a transition pipe to 12" flue pipe out the top would be best.
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Toquin I have stared at your pictures and the problem I see is you have this big cinder block arch that you cant move and your literally UP against the wall. I don't even think you can with great success remove the back of the arch and make a good heavy steel 90 degree transition without a lot of work. can you post a complete side view picture with you pan on it? I guess my question would be would it be better to make a simple metal arch from scratch now that you have a season with the block arch?
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Yes the smoke makes a 90 degree turn. Would like to start over with new arch but just got this one up to 45 gph . You guys don't think a 10 gage square to round S.S would hold up? And have the smoke enter into a hole cut out of one side, it would still enter from the back of arch. No room on top that's where my inside of sap pan float system is. Been welding and fabricating for 30 yrs
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That would work just keep in mind that heat will be an issue so insulate it from the wall and make it out of as heavy steel as possible.
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Thanks guys, Ill post some pic later this year on what I come up with.
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