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Couple of stupid wood stove installation questions

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    Re: Couple of stupid wood stove installation questions


    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    they all have rusted on me.
    cast iron needs to be cured/seasoned

    4 Ways to Cure Cast Iron - wikiHow

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    ahhh. makes sense

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    Re: Couple of stupid wood stove installation questions

    You'll need to cure them pretty often if you use the cast iron to boil water to humidify on top of a stove.

    Cast iron isn't the best thing to use IMO. Too much work, too messy, especially with a top loading stove.

    Ideal solution is an electric humidistat controlled humidifier.

    Most water (esp well water) will cause a lot of white dust in your house if boiled into the air using the wood stove method.

    Paper filtered evaporative type humidifiers keep the white powder on the filters which get thrown away.

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    Re: Couple of stupid wood stove installation questions

    Kate just has to keep clearing more often in the winter!

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    Re: Couple of stupid wood stove installation questions

    Yeah, the curing is great if you're gonna be cooking bacon and making omelettes in it! LOL!

    We use a cast iron steamer, bang. Sure, we gotta clean it once or twice a year. But what's that take, all of 5 minutes? Seriously...warm soapy water, give her a little scrub to get the 'dust' out, dry it up, she's back in action...

    Wait, we're talking about woodstove steamers. Shit, never mind...

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    Re: Couple of stupid wood stove installation questions

    Quote Originally Posted by freezinvt View Post
    That's what I thought you were getting at. Many of the manufacturers use a loose fill insulation that can settle over time or even just during transport leaving a void that can create hot spots in the pipe. A small number of the manufacturers use a blanket that wraps around the pipe during assembly, this helps eliminate the possibility of settling but is a more involved manufacturing process.
    Can you buy additional or replacement insulation? Are the wraps I've seen meant to serve this purpose, or are these meant to have a loose fill insulation? Just curious.

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    Can you buy additional or replacement insulation? Are the wraps I've seen meant to serve this purpose, or are these meant to have a loose fill insulation? Just curious.
    Almost all the manufactures seal the pipes at the factory so there's no real way for most people to open them up without destroying them and even if you could any modification outside the manufacturers instructions will void the warranty and UL listing, that would include adding insulating blankets.

    Keep in mind that most of the insulated prefab chimney we see out there is loose filled and will likely never have a problem if it's maintained.

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