Godin Brick Repair and Seals

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Post by XEAA1WT » Sat. Apr. 09, 2022 4:51 pm

I've been working to install a Godin Petite 3720 and am finally finished; started my first fire (with wood) to get everything going. And, I couldn't keep going - the seal of the stove pipe on the back is really a challenge. The iron exhaust outlet on the back of the stove starts slightly under 4" and gets larger as it goes toward the stove (see pictures). My 4" stainless stove pipe only goes over about 5/8" and I can't verify the stove pipe cement stayed consistent. When I started a very modest wood fire to test everything the draw was great, but the seal from stove to stove pipe was not good - smoked the entire kitchen and house. Not sure if anyone has had any luck making the seal better? Techniques for the cement seal?

Also - the fire bricks/cement inside the stove is in great condition... except for one spot where it has deteriorated completely. About 3/4 x 3/4" hole out to the metal outer shell. Can I thoroughly fill this with fire brick repair? Does anyone have a favorite product?



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Chimney Connection

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Interior 1

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Post by mntbugy » Wed. Apr. 13, 2022 8:39 am

You got lost in the topic shuffle.

Fix chimney pipe with a big hose clamp to help secure pipe to the flange. Some red or black high heat silicone on the pipe seams.

Use an old paint brush to clean dust and lose material on the bad firebrick spots. Dampen bricks with water and paint brush.
Pack Oatly/Hercules furnace in bad spots.
Press it in hard with putty knife and to smooth it out. Let dry a day or two before firing.

Get that stuff at Lowes. Tube of high heat silicone and Quart of furnace cement. Not the big tub.

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Post by waytomany?s » Sun. Apr. 17, 2022 7:46 am

Did you get it fixed? I'd like to see a fire in it if you have pics.

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Post by coaledsweat » Sun. Apr. 17, 2022 8:14 am

I'm not seeing any screws in that stovepipe connection.

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Post by LeoinRI » Sun. Apr. 17, 2022 7:52 pm

"When I started a very modest wood fire to test everything the draw was great, but the seal from stove to stove pipe was not good - smoked the entire kitchen and house."

I don't understand how the "draw was great" but there was much smoke leakage. Do you have a meter to measure the draft? Do you have a carbon monoxide detector installed?


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