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#268402 17-Mar-2020 17:25
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Recently we did a total Kitchen Renovation and removed a Masport Horizon Stove with Wetback that hadn't been used in years. How long I dont know - but the water was turned off, and indeed we couldnt even turn it on as it had eroded.

 

We just cut through the water pipes at the back of the stove to remove it.

 

Now we want to reinstall the wood stove without the wetback.

 

So my question is what do we have to do, to to the pipe holes that are at the back? It has been suggested not to reinstall as it could cause a fire.

 

 

 

Thanks 


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  #2440253 17-Mar-2020 19:18
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Get a plumber to crimp the ends? 

 

 


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  #2440286 17-Mar-2020 20:08
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I don't know the practicalities but at the very least you would need to fit some blanking plates to cover the holes.

 

Depending on the size of the holes perhaps you can get some plugs the same size as the original pipes that would fit the holes.





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  #2441197 19-Mar-2020 12:18
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Thanks for your replies, will definitely look at these suggestions.

 

 


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  #2451690 31-Mar-2020 17:20
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Hi OP,

I'm a chimney sweep.  For the logfire; just about all logfires are built from the factories with wetback holes; if you order a non-wetback logfire, they just keep the backing plates on.

Since you're doing the reverse, you can do 1 of 2 things:

1) order the plates from M10 who will get them from Masport

2) use stainless steel bolts and stainless steel washers to block the hole.  This is all the plates are essentially.  Note the metal; galv is no good, zinc is ok, but stainless is what you want.  This is how we do it when out in the field and it works perfectly fine and is safe.  Often times you'll have bricks that cover up these plugs anyway.

 

 

 

For the wetback, just cap the cylinder where the pipes were; that's all we do.  Remove the pipes - NEVER leave them connected.


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  #2451733 31-Mar-2020 18:50
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@swept

 

Where are you located?


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  #2451830 31-Mar-2020 20:54
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hsvhel:

 

@swept

 

Where are you located?

 

 

 

 

Christchurch; service Mid-Canterbury.  Unable to do work at the moment as we're not deemed essential. 




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  #2452024 1-Apr-2020 10:02
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Northland, NZ


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  #2452563 1-Apr-2020 19:03
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Swept:

 

hsvhel:

 

@swept

 

Where are you located?

 

 

 

 

Christchurch; service Mid-Canterbury.  Unable to do work at the moment as we're not deemed essential. 

 

 

Serious?, changing seasons and chimneys surely need cleaning?


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  #2452574 1-Apr-2020 19:27
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Yep.  We would only want to go out to the urgent cases.   E.g. only source of heating, puffing out smoke or not working at all.  But we are apart of the NZ Home Heat Association (NZHHA) and they've been told not to.

The flip side is, I'm not too keen on going into many houses (we sweep 95% of chimneys from the bottom) even with all the PPE.


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