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  • Vent roof?!?!

    Hi All,

    I'm wondering if the vent roof where it joins the flue needs to be constructed of fire brick/insulating concrete or can I use a section of sheet steel bent into the shape of the arch and attached to the brick arch with fire cement?

    I think it will be OK or will there be issues with the steel expanding from the heat and then cracking the fire cement?

    Thanks

    Rob

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    Re: Vent roof?!?!

    You can in fact make your entire entry/vent out of metal. They do expand at different rates, so you may want to make your masonry/metal joint somewhat flexible. Most people use some kind of masonry anchor and bolt as the interface, instead of a rigid mortar.
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      Re: Vent roof?!?!

      Originally posted by dmun View Post
      You can in fact make your entire entry/vent out of metal. They do expand at different rates, so you may want to make your masonry/metal joint somewhat flexible. Most people use some kind of masonry anchor and bolt as the interface, instead of a rigid mortar.

      Great, that's just what I wanted to hear!

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