By kenda moody from St. Louis, MO on December 22, 2012
I have a wood-burning fireplace that has a zone heating kit. It calls for B-vent pipe to run from the fireplace to the heat vent. Is there a substitute for B-vent?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 23, 2012
Answer:It is likely you could use either a rigid or flexible B-vent pipe to accomplish this, but it must be one of the two. B-vent piping has a dual wall setup and would be needed for proper clearances. We carry a large line of B-vent piping manufactured by Simpson Duravent and Metalfab.
By John from Cleveland on November 26, 2012
My B-vent Pipe has a diameter of 7.56 inches. Which storm collars and caps should I use?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 27, 2012
By Kevin from Indianapolis, IN on April 22, 2013
I currently have a 12" diameter Type B Double Wall twist lock flue pipe, surrounded by a fake chimney above the roof. I want to remove the fake chimney, do you know if I need the fake chimney to support my pipe? Will I need a brace? Will my pipe leak into my house?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 23, 2013
Answer:Due to the diameter of your piping, it is likely that the pipe will be self supporting without an issue. It is recommended that a brace be used if the pipe projects 5 feet or more above the roof. The pipe is designed to be air tight and will have at least one inch of overlap at each pipe joint. As such, water should not make its way into the pipe if the sections are attached properly. You should only need to add a roof flashing and storm collar in order to complete the transition to a free standing pipe.
By Ray on November 9, 2012
I needed to break down a 8Ē vertical B-vent for a gas fireplace, for renovation of the area. I am now trying to re-install it. I am having trouble getting the pipe to go back together. I get the inside pipe to fit but canít get the outside to slip on. Any tips or tricks?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Do you know the brand of pipe with which you are dealing? Does the pipe feature twist-lock connections at the ends? You mention an inner and outer pipe. Are they two separate pipes? If so, what is the dimension of the inner pipe? We look forward to your response.