Cheapest Poor Chimney Install EVER!

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 9:01 pm

wtf are they thinking :shock:
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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 9:06 pm

Looks like it's for something gas, hell, that'll work ;)

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 9:08 pm

Couldn't tell you how many times I've seen that. Usually the horizontal pipe is at least five feet long. The funny part is... 9 out of 10 times It's supported by the window unit (air conditioner) on top of a 55gal drum. Don't want to carry it to far away :P

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Post Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 9:10 pm

Pretty sad Dougie boy, I have a neighbor who showed me his rocket stove :lol: a 5 gal bucket with 4 inch pipe surrounded with sand and he said he was going to pull out a window sash and do the same thing with his chimney, and I just shook his hand and said "hope to see yah come spring!

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 4:22 am

Desperate people do desperate things!

I don't think it's gas.... it looks sooty.

PS.... I've done the same thing in the past, but used sheet metal to cover the window hole, not plywood.

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 4:40 am

Probably a wood stove right on the other side of that window (that used to be there).. I had a set up like that for my garage with a 55 gallon drum barrel stove. Worked great to warm up the garage for band practice. Burned wood and garbage in it ... Oh that's right, they ain't smuch different.. :lol:

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 5:39 am

ya... im not sure what they are burning on the other end of that pipe, but I think its wood (just a guess).... its a recent install though (or at least re-install) because I drive by it every day... that photo is taken from inside my truck on the street (building inspector's always worries about hurricane clips & nail block plates... yet this is somehow dandy :cry: )

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 6:00 am

"I'm having trouble getting a good draft".... :fear:


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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 6:02 am

wouldn't be surprised if that photo was taken in NY. After all, once ya pay property taxes, what's left?

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 8:45 am

That's how my neighbor vented his pellet stove through a 6-over-6 window. He replaced a pane with sheet metal and ran the exhaust pipe out. Left the rest of the window intact so he would still get light.

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 12:48 pm

Mission Accomplished ! Betcha the neighbors love it !

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 3:33 pm

Looks like he's got a lil bit of land there. Also looks like he did it safely & I'd bet that height works for whatever he's got in there. Ya know, joinin NEPA X-roads don't make us EXPERTS on everything pertaining to running a stove. I also know it's real easy to be critical-- Damn, time for barn chores :)

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 3:58 pm

freetown fred wrote:Looks like he's got a lil bit of land there. Also looks like he did it safely & I'd bet that height works for whatever he's got in there. Ya know, joinin NEPA X-roads don't make us EXPERTS on everything pertaining to running a stove. I also know it's real easy to be critical-- Damn, time for barn chores :)
Very wise Freetown Fred. :)

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 4:06 pm

Maybe his central heating system failed and he couldn't afford to replace it and he's making due with what he has. There really is always more to a story. ;)

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Post Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 7:07 pm

Thats for the bathroom fan :D


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