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  • Wow iam confused

    Well i have started my build. Thanks to alot of help from the forum. before i get to far along i have questions about the flue,chimney attachment. How do you do it. i am building an arch type oponing and plan to attach a metal vent. well my arch will be curved and the metal plate is flat. has anyone ever used a flat piece of steel with a vent hole cut in it to support bricks across the opening span or do flues need to be sloped upward like the metal fabricated one in the plans. wow i know this sound confusing but iam thanks any help would be great

  • #2
    Re: Wow iam confused

    Yes, I've seen that done. Go here to see examples of many variations in the structure you are planning.
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

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    • #3
      Re: Wow iam confused

      Some have casted the transition piece and some have built it up with brick. Do you have to use metal? I used a clay flue liner and was easily able to grind it to shape.
      Check out my pictures here:

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        Re: Wow iam confused


        What ever you do, have a large enough smoke chamber prior to the vent, otherwise, you will need to clean the face off. Check out my pics on what NOT to do - click on by link below. I am breaking out the bricks and vent in the next few weeks and am considering a cast flue transition. Cutting brick can be tedious if you are impatient, like me
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        • #5
          Re: Wow iam confused

          Wow these pictures were a great help. now when you seal an adapter plate(metal) do you seal it with mortar or high heat silicon on the edges. or if i use a clay chimney do you seal this with mortar. thanks again for all the help.