Chimney pipe is a metal tube that carries the smoke fro […]
Chimney pipe is a metal tube that carries the smoke from a fireplace or other burning appliance. This pipe comes in different sizes and types, depending on the appliance being used. The pipe can be made of various metals, depending on the desired insulation. In some cases, you may need other parts along with the pipe to complete the installation. This depends on the length of the pipe, as well as whether you need to twist or work around existing structures.
The flue pipe may be round, square, or rectangular in shape. It should be the proper size and be made of a strong material. It should also be waterproof and thermally insulated to prevent heat loss. It should also be made from materials that are resistant to heat, combustion by-products, and condensate.
Old masonry chimneys often develop cracks in the tile flues. This can happen because of repeated heating and cooling cycles. The cracks can allow heat and soot to enter and lead to dangerous chimney fires. To avoid this, it's a good idea to install a metal chimney flue pipe. This pipe will protect the entire chimney system. Moreover, metal flue pipe is easier to clean since it has a smooth interior and tight joints.
When installing chimney pipe, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Different hearth appliances have different venting requirements. The manufacturer may recommend a different type of pipe or require different offsets and clearances. To be sure, contact the manufacturer of the hearth appliance and ask for clarification.