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Old 09-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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The ash concept is intriguing!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #12
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Default Making Your own 'metalbestos pipe' with free stuff

One thing you could do without spending any money and utilizing/recycling materials readily available in almost any country is to make your own multi-layered stove pipe to dissipate the heat. This way your outer layer of stove pipe can be touching the felt with warmth but not enough heat to burn it.

Gather up a couple of dozen tin coffee cans or pork and beans etc...

Cut out the bottom of the can with a can opener.

Make one cut down the length of the can and bend it open.

Do this with all of your coffee cans...
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Now, cut & bend out tabs at the ends of the the coffee cans to link them together as to make a sheath for the existing stove pipe.

Make several layers of sheaths for the stove pipe where it passes through the roofing felt.

How many layers of sheathing will be needed?... That depends upon how much 'dead air' spacing you can create.

Once you are comfortable that your multiple layered sheathings are secure and safely dampening enough heat, seal up any of the cracks that could let in

moisture

with a locally available roofing/chimney sealant. This sealant can come in many forms natural or synthetic and is best procured only after asking a local carpenter/roofer.

This will take you a days labor and cost you little or perhaps nothing if you turn it into a 'scavenger hunt'. Best of all you may make some neighborly friends along the way

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #13
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #14
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Rumbaba, this thread might interest you to. It was how I did the chimney in my yurt:

http://www.yurtforum.com/forums/buil...imney-137.html
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #15
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What a wonderful post! Thanks Melissa for the connections!
Rumbaba, if you want to keep it simple, one of the easiest thing is to:
- run your pipe through one of your toono (dome) openings and seal it as well as you can - it is a good good idea to use an insulated pipe going through the toono if your ger is 5-walls or less (6m diameter or less = a certain size of toono). I love

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design. You can insulate only the part that goes though the toono. Or at least fix a thin metal flashing on the closest wood parts
- seal each of the openings adjacent to the one that has the pipe going trough. Use clear vinyl or even a few pieces of cut glas and silicone, or clear tape in the worst case
- turn your urgh (top flap) so that when it is unfolded, one of the sides ends a couple inches from the pipe, but covers over the sealed openings

I hope this small drawing can help. There are more elegant ways to seal your toono safely, but this one is the easiest if you're not too handy :-)


hope this helps
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