Adapters for stove pipes

Grapefarmeral

New Member
Jan 26, 2019
6
schellsburg, pa
I recently purchased a very nice Grandpa Bear stove with most of the old insulated 8" galvanized stove pipe. I need a 1' extension from the T to the inside of my shop. I purchased a new 8" SS section and lo and behold they do not fit. Is there an adapter made to go from the old galvanized to the new SS? Thanks
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,279
Indiana
Do you know for sure they are the same brand and model?
 

Grapefarmeral

New Member
Jan 26, 2019
6
schellsburg, pa
Do you know for sure they are the same brand and model?
No. I have enough pipe (old Galvanized) that came with the stove, except I need a 1' piece to go through the thimble and I cant find anything new that fits. The outer diameter of the new is about 5/16" smaller (all around) than the old ..both are 8" IS diameter
 

edyit

Minister of Fire
Nov 30, 2014
817
Wilmington NY
different brands of pipe don't usually match up they're not universal. is there a sticker anywhere on the pipe you have that says the manufacturer and model?
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
18,617
central pa
No. I have enough pipe (old Galvanized) that came with the stove, except I need a 1' piece to go through the thimble and I cant find anything new that fits. The outer diameter of the new is about 5/16" smaller (all around) than the old ..both are 8" IS diameter
You need to get the same pipe or it will never work
 

SteveKG

Minister of Fire
Jun 23, 2009
686
Colorado Rockies
I've hassled with this type of problem for a long time. I believe I am accurate in saying I've only really found a good solution once or perhaps twice. Rest of the time, I ended up having to junk one or the other pipe or adaptor or fitting and buy all the same brand. As others have pointed out, the various brands of pipe usually cannot be mixed.

These days, I just buy everything I need all one brand from the start. Likewise, I've been given various old pipes and parts free and, again, usually end up having to give up, buy new, and get on with it. I have spent more time trying to avoid buying something than I care to think about.
 
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Grapefarmeral

New Member
Jan 26, 2019
6
schellsburg, pa
I've hassled with this type of problem for a long time. I believe I am accurate in saying I've only really found a good solution once or perhaps twice. Rest of the time, I ended up having to junk one or the other pipe or adaptor or fitting and buy all the same brand. As others have pointed out, the various brands of pipe usually cannot be mixed.

These days, I just buy everything I need all one brand from the start. Likewise, I've been given various old pipes and parts free and, again, usually end up having to give up, buy new, and get on with it. I have spent more time trying to avoid buying something than I care to think about.
Thanks.

What I did was to machine an adapter to go from one pipe to the other. Just to be safe it was sealed with furnace cement and covered with a metal band. Now on to making a rain cap..
 
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Grapefarmeral

New Member
Jan 26, 2019
6
schellsburg, pa
Can you post a picture of the pipe connection and the rain cap. Maybe someone will recognize it.

Never thought to take a photo of the machined adapter(see other post). Since it was about 20 degrees in the shop completion was more important than photos... If anyone wants to see the rain cap when it's done I can do that..

Al
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
18,617
central pa
Thanks.

What I did was to machine an adapter to go from one pipe to the other. Just to be safe it was sealed with furnace cement and covered with a metal band. Now on to making a rain cap..
Is your connector properly insulated to protect your house?