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Cypress 06-04-2009 11:59 AM

Cutting Clay Flue
I have been looking for the thread but cannot find it. I am looking to cut my Flue out of clay 13x13 flues. I was reading in a post about cutting them and tapering them to work properly. Does anyone have any experience cutting them and what should I know?
Thanks for the help..

mfiore 06-04-2009 12:39 PM

Re: Cutting Clay Flue
I used a angle grinder with masonry blade. Worked pretty well, but kicked up some of the nastiest orange dust I've ever seen. Wear adequate safety goggles and a good respiratory mask.

I followed the lead of dmun POST # 95

good luck

exceloven 06-04-2009 07:06 PM

Re: Cutting Clay Flue
I used an angle grinder with a diamond blade. It is nasty but not anything to worry about. My thread may have some pix or info, but I know Les' thread does. Its not really a big deal.


dmun 06-05-2009 04:07 AM

Re: Cutting Clay Flue
It's an angle grinder job, as mfiore and exceloven said. There's some pictures of the process on my build, linked below.

Just a question: 13 x 13 is a huge flue, far larger than any oven needs. Is there a reason you're using such big tile? That's what they make for huge mansion sized fireplaces.

Cypress 06-05-2009 08:03 AM

Re: Cutting Clay Flue
The 13x13 is all that I could fine around here. I find that odd but that is it. Cutting it was a whole lot EZ'er than I thought it would be. I was able to taper the flue the way I wanted and cut to fit the dome also. Should not worry so much and just do it…..
Thanks for the help

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