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I'm about to do this on my bus stove pipe. Copper is an excellent heat transfer material. It does become annealed at around 800 °F. However, this is far from the standard stove pipe temperature. Don't let people ruin your vision of what is safe and what isn't. Building codes are written to protect people from themselves and shady contractors, and to ...


The item called a "fireplace heater" is the best option. I have seen them used, and have actually built one myself. I have experience as a welder so it was not a real chore to do. Several steel pipe are bent to conform to the dimensions of your fireplace, with the bottom of the "C" lying flat against the bottom of the FP. The top of the "C" should fit along ...


Flue cap is not waterproof, especially in wind. I am talking from experience. We have two chimneys, one with regular flue cap: and the other with a directionalflue cap similar to this: From my experience, the directional version works much better, but requires some maintenance, like occasional lubricating (like once a year is more than enough).


It sounds like your chimney cap top might have flew off for that much water to come in. Mine just a few months ago and I had to secure it with extra screws. I would check that first. If it is only coming inside the chimney it really has to be top of the cap or that you need caulking around the base of your cap.


I have run into what might be the same situation. The chimney on our house looks to be about 30 years old. The previous owner had a wood stove sitting in front of the finished wall with the vent pipe running through the finished wall into the chimney. We did tear down the plaster in front of the chimney hoping there was a fireplace. What we found was only a ...


Cut back the plaster evenly and use a fancy stone trim piece. You can use a tile saw to miter the corners, use paintable caulk where the plaster meets the trim, to hide irregularities. Use construction adhesive, or silicone, or tile mortar, to adhere the trim to the sandstone. Your biggest job will be cleaning up the sandstone and brick.

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