Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Re: Solid Fuel Stove Fuel
I was on the boat last week in Rhode Island and it rain pretty hard all week. It wasn't cold enough to run the stove, but something was running during the storm: water. Yup, the Charlie Noble, or the deck plate, or both leaked like crazy. So, I'd like to redo all the stove pipe and flue, rebed the deck fitting, and replace the "Chuck Nob".
Does anyone know of any manufacturers that make a deck fitting for a stove pipe that also has a cap? I'd love to be able to remove the pipe above the deck and cap the fitting when sailing or during warm rains.
I simply weld the stove pipe, 16 guage wall, 4 inch diameter stainless to a piece of stainless plate and bolt that down over an oversized deck hole. Then I take a supper plate sized piece of 16 guage stainless and bend it down to 4 inches wide and bolt that to the top of the pipe. You can cant it one way or the other to give you a draft in a breeze, before you light the stove.
Worked well for me, for decades, in rainy BC, year round.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Last edited by Brent Swain; 06-17-2013 at 09:19 PM.