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Old January 23rd, 2012, 09:15 PM
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I'm in the process of building my arch. Will my pan have cold corners if I vent the chimney out the end of the arch or do I need the wide stack base as seen on the bigger ones. I'm only building a 2x4. I see the mason hobby type go directly out the back end of the arch.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 09:33 PM
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YOU must think like hot gasses to understand them You want a small amount of back pressure in your flue stack to hold the heat in BUT you don't want to hold it so the combustion is affected. Having a larger transition after the pans allows for a better heat spread at the very last.
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I'm at the same point, ready to start the stack. I'm not going to vent through the back. I'll build the stack base like the commercial rigs. It won't take long to whip something up, and if I don't like it, I'll build something else. I was also thinking of using light galvanized hvac sheet stock to make the stack base to prototype something. The one I made and used last year on my block arch is still usable. And it was red hot the entire time I used it! Good luck with the build.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 09:13 AM
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I'm using a piece of used 8" x 20" hvac duct for my base for my stack .
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I'm having the local HVAC guy make one up. It's just heavy duct work. It's 10" x 16" tapering to an 8" chimney, with a damper.
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I haven't managed to get mine done yet...sapper, do you have pics of yours? I may contract that out since I'm running out of time.
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