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Ideas on stove jack install
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:03:55 PM »
I got my stove jack. It's 18 inches square. Fiber impregnated silicone. I think 700 degrees is the heat rating.



I'm thinking about using high temp silicone and just gluing it in. A nice even layer over the entire fabric portion.



Figure I'll run the glue up to the inner edge and trim the tent canvas there. I can always go back and sew it if needed but I'm thinking if glued properly it should hold without any issues.

Any input is welcome.

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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 04:14:02 PM »
So where is this hole going to be located? :shrug: :popcorn:
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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 04:41:33 PM »
I would sew it in at each corner of the jack for about 3" after you glue it.  Sort of like insurance if the glue lets go.

Here is a short discussion on options and types of glue from another site.

  http://www.wintertrekking.com/community/index.php?topic=3763.0
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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 05:21:50 PM »
So where is this hole going to be located? :shrug: :popcorn:

I haven't decided yet. I'm going to take it apart in the next few weeks and fiddle with it and decide.

Thanks for the link stan. I might sew it too. I think if I can apply the glue properly the whole tent would rot away before the canvas/silicone glue area would be affected by pretty much anything.

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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 08:06:30 PM »
Here's another thing.....how do you plan to plug the porthole when you don't have a stove pipe in place? :tent:
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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 11:28:38 PM »
Maybe it's going to be like long johns?

How do you keep cool in summer with longjohns?

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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 04:11:22 AM »
Here's another thing.....how do you plan to plug the porthole when you don't have a stove pipe in place? :tent:

I have some canvas material. I'm going to make a flap to cover it when not in use.

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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2017, 12:23:11 PM »
Did you decide yet on going out the top, or are you still thinking about putting it out the side flaps?  One of the fabric stores sells pretty heavy canvas, I'm thinking you could rig up a cover for the hole pretty easy when it's not being used.  Maybe a little Scotchguard/water repellant or a wax or silicone treatment would keep it pretty dry I'd think.  Maybe a little velcro attachment to keep it in place to cover the hole.

If you scroll down the page a little there is a pic of what I was thinking  http://geoshelters.com/shelters.html

Or you can get these caps http://www.alpinebuildingsupply.com/END_CAP_RND_PLUG_30GA_4IN_GLV_p/1488675.htm  I've seen them in different sizes for flex duct applications too in HVAC departments.  Might be able to find one that would fit...

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Re: Ideas on stove jack install
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 02:35:45 PM »
How about a real 'porthole' type window? :shrug:    You could cut a couple of discs of plexiglass, one for the inside and one for the outside.....drill holes in their centers and put a machine screw through holes from the outside and add a wingnut.  PRESTO.....a nice weatherproof window to check for weather conditions, wildlife activity or approaching zombies.  Remove the wingnut, the discs drop harmlessly to the floor and you have an instant gunport........or camera port. :coffee:

Maybe a periscope hole if it ends up in the roof?  :shrug:
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