Sealing the Stove Pipe

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Lightning
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Post 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?

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coalkirk
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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 7:39 am

I've used it on my boiler pipe for years with no problem. Your results may vary.

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Post 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.


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Lightning
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Post 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.

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Post 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.

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Post 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.

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