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Old 08-21-2011, 12:40 PM
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I like 800 degrees better than 550-600.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:00 PM
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Even though it is not silicone?
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:12 PM
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It sounds like it is designed for the specific purpose.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:26 AM
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I've not tried the "Seal it right" product so can't really comment, but I have tried a few different types of sealant and found the high temp RTV silicon the best. Other types go hard and lose their adhesion to the surfaces while the silicon sticks and remains flexible.I use a Dow product that is not as highly temp rated as the silicon product you found from Rutland. Mine gets quite soft when it's really hot but does not burn or go hard.The higher the temp rating the more expensive (expotentially) the stuff is, also the really high temp stuff contains carcinogens.Check out motor accessories shops, they usually stock the stuff in smaller tubes too. Shop around, but I think the product you've found is highly suitable.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:29 AM
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I just bought a similar (double insulated) chimney and noticed that you can buy a trim collar from the manufacturer (mine is a Selkirk). Even without the collar, it is unlikely that the outside of the chimney will get super hot--you can test it with a couple hot fires--so that you could simply caulk it with an appropriate outdoor/Silicone product.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:48 PM
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Yes, but Scott is trying to get away with using a single wall flue pipe not a double.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:33 PM
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What about a solid 1-2 inch ring of this stuff

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surrounding the base of the pipe to the cement board?

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:13 PM
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Castable refractory is not flexible, weather will still get in between the pipe and the castable. The will be expanding and contracting way more than the castable, so you need something flexible there.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:19 PM
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Scott,
You could try surrounding the pipe with some cardboard and make it about 1/8" thick, then use the castable around it, slide out the cardboard when the castable has set (24hrs) then fill the gap with high temp silicon. Cover the cardboard with plastic for easy removal.
After buying the castable and the high temp silicon it will probably be more expensive than fitting an extra outer flue.

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Old 08-25-2011, 04:38 PM
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David,

That is what I was thinking of doing. A double wall pipe is $150.00. If I purchase that, what other options do I have? Would I just need the silicone and then I could tile right up to the pipe with the double walled?

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