Leaky Stove Pipe Joints

VA, United States   

I have recently noticed that I have two small leaks in my stove pipe that runs from the back of my wood stove to the chimney pipe. All the stove pipe components are brand new, and worked fine for the first several times that I ran the stove. I went to my local hardware store, and bought some Rutland Furnance Cement to seal up the joints. I followed the directions, and it appeared to be working just fine. When I woke up this morning I noticed that the compound has turned to liquid and is dripping all over my pipes. Any suggestions on what I should do now to fix the problem??

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by ChimneyChick | December 13, 2011 ChimneyChick's avatar
Midland, Ontario

When smoke comes out of a flue pipe it means that the smoike generally cannot escape up the chlimney system

a/ blockage of soot / nest / animal or

b/ the unit has a cold air plug in the system that requires chasing out with a small hot fire to establish draft..

Now..

My question to you is—-when did you sweep the flue pipes last as Furnace Cement usually does NOT turn to liquid. I a wondering if you had an excessive amount of soot/creosote in the pipes and IT liquified and started running down the pipes?
This may be indicitive of sustaining a small chimney fire-

The leaking pipes made me suspicious of a clogged system so I would have informed you to ensure the flue pipes and chmney were clear.

Without being on site, I would advise you to contact your local Certified Chimney Professional will find you one in the United States. And have that person look at the system.

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