CHIMNEY PIPE BRAND INFORMATION
DuraVent® DuraPlus® Chimney Pipe
DuraPlus Chimney Pipe is a all fuel chimney and will work with wood stoves, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, ranges and more! All fuel means it can burn wood, gas, oil and coal. This is a high temp chimney system and is designed to stay cool on the outside, to provide a hot draft on the inside, to boost stove efficiency, and to provide for a fire-safe design that protects both the chimney and the building. Triple-wall refers to the 3 different layers of the pipe where you have your inner layer, your intermediate layer in-between and your exterior layer of the pipe. The insulation blanket is housed between the inner layer and the intermediate layer. This triple-wall chimney features two insulating layers (ceramic blanket, plus air space). The ceramic blanket insulation is held securely in position, eliminating hot spots common with loose-fill type insulations. Triple wall chimney pipe systems can also be referred to as air cooled chimneys.
Between the intermediate layer and the exterior layer is air space which allows air to flow through, cool the pipe and keep the pipe at a proper temperature. The inner layer is always stainless steel construction, the middle layer is always going to be aluminized steel, and then you have the option to choose from either galvanized steel or stainless steel for the outer layer. Now why would you have these two options between galvanized and stainless steel? You should know that you can run the galvanized steel through the entire interior of the house but when you transition to outside of the house or structure you will want to use stainless steel. Both of these will twist lock together to create a solid fit and there is a savings between galvanized verses stainless steel but you want to specify the uses of these based on your installation rather than trying to save a few bucks.
Duraplus was manufactured with safety in mind. In the event of a creosote fire, the compressible blanket insulation permits the chimney liner to expand outwardly in a radial direction. This type of chimney pipe is also referred to as Class A Chimney Pipe and High Temp Chimney Pipe. Designed for normal, continuous operation at 1000°F flue gas temperatures, DuraPlus is subjected to rigorous and stringent HT requirements of the UL standard, including one hour at 1400°F, plus three ten minute chimney fire tests at 2100°F.
When installing this chimney pipe you must be sure to have at minimum 2" between the pipe and combustibles for clearance.
DuraVent® DuraTech® Chimney Pipe
DuraVent DuraTech Chimney Pipe is our opinion is the most versatile chimney system on the market today. It is a double-wall, all fuel, class A and high temperature chimney system that we offer in 5 inches up to 24 inches. It can even be used in a factory built zero clearance fireplace installation. It is also the best option for Mobile Home installations and is also referred to as Soild Packed Chimney Pipe. DuraTech has a 430 Stainless Steel inner liner and Thermal Tech blanket insulation which is encased between dual walls, making it the optimum in safety and performance. It keeps the outer wall of the chimney cool, while ensuring high flue gas temperatures for optimum draft performance.
If you are a installer, the DuraTech is so nice to work with because it has a 2 inch clearance to combustibles which is pretty standard but what is really great about it is that is has a 1 inch thick wall making it sleek and slender enough to install on 16" on center studs and joists. The Triple-Wall is much thicker with the additional layer so not as convenient as DuraTech's design for this. So when you are going through the wall or going through the ceiling you can instead of having to box that wall or joist in and expand the size to accommodate for that triple-wall pipe the DuraTech double-wall pipe can typically go right through those joists. This will mean less time in the attic and less time modifying your home structure.
The inner wall is 20% thicker than competitive chimneys for an extra margin of safety. When you are burning at high temperatures that 20% difference is a lot and having a higher quality pipe is important! Think of your chimney as being attacked by creosote and it is constantly being hit when in use, it is a breathing component to your household or business and having that additional thickness in your pipe will allow it to sustain in these elements and conditions. Designed for normal, continuous operation at 1000°F flue gas temperatures, DuraTech is subjected to rigorous and stringent high temperature requirements of the UL standard, including one hour at 1400°F, plus three ten-minute chimney fire test at 2100°F.
Another great feature is that no locking bands or mechanical fasteners are required. It has a twist-lock connection, which most high temperature pipes have however, DuraTech is rated so you don't have to install locking bands. No locking bands means less cost and less time spent securing your pipe installation. For tight installations, a Reduced Clearance Square Ceiling Support Box is available (6" diameter DuraTech only).
Duratech also has a huge selection of components that can be used to aid the success of your chimney installation such as a snow splitter, which will prevent snow pile up onto your chimney which can cause it damage. They will solve any problem that you have as a installer with the incredible range of products to provide the most versatile installations. Another great component that they have is a adjustable chimney pipe section to insure you have the right fit even if you had measured incorrectly. Let's say you're off by 4 inches and the smallest length you can get is 6 inches, this is where you would use the adjustable pipe section without having to replan you're entire installation. DuraTech is also our #1 selling brand and a customer favorite at Northline Express.
Shasta Vent™ Chimney Pipe
Shasta Vent Inc is proud to offer its All-Fuel HT Chimney system to the residential and building heating appliance market. Sold in Europe for years, and now offered in America, Shasta Vent All-Fuel HT Chimney is ETL Listed by Intertek to the HT requirements of the UL 103 standard. Shasta Vent's All-Fuel HT Chimney meets the safety and performance requirements needed by today's high-efficiency appliances. This double wall chimney system is available in 6 inch and 8 inch diameters.
There are four advantages to installing the Shasta Vent Chimney Pipe. The first is the material advantage which is 304 stainless steel on the inner and outer walls which provides better resistance to corrosion damage. The chimney sections are also lighter in weight which makes them easier to carry and easier to install especially when working on roofs and ladders. It also has a high temp ceramic blanket insulation which is lighter than a mineral wool insulation blanket.
The second advantage is the construction advantage, Shasta Vent pipe lengths have laser welded seams on both the inner and outer walls. This provides a better appearance and less chance for buckling at the seams. Each section has a twist lock connection and have a locking band included making the installation easy as well as secure. Normally you would have to pursue locking bands separately if you wanted to have that extra security. The locking bands are also designed with a quick clamp lock instead of having to use a screw and wingnut to secure the band.
The third advantage is the component advantage. Along with the locking bands, Shasta Vent offers a adjustable chimney pipe length that can go from 11 inches to 20 inches. The Tee Supports also come with a 8 inch pipe section rather than having to purchase that pipe in addition to the tee. The elbow can be installed and rotate 360 degrees without having to move them and get them installed right the first time.
The fourth and final advantage is the COST ADVANTAGE! Shasta Vent was created with the competitors price in mind and designed to provide a high quality product at a lower price!
Let's recap....Shasta Vent All-Fuel HT Chimney is a double wall, solid-filled residential chimney featuring .020" type 304 Stainless Steel inner and outer walls with a 2" clearance to combustibles. All-Fuel HT Chimney also features precision engineered twist-lock end rings and quick and easy Locking Bands. The high-temperature ceramic blanket insulation is encased between stainless steel walls to maintain a strong draft, while maintaining a relatively cooler temperature on the exterior wall. This All-Fuel HT Chimney is also backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty!
Selkirk® SuperPro Chimney Pipe
SuperPro (SPR) is designed for All-Fuel applications - with a Stainless Steel outer casing. It is also commonly sold through professional installer markets. Superpro has sizes: 5", 6", 7", 8" with Insulation: 1"+ Solid Pack and UL-103 HT Listings. Selkirk is a leading manufacturer of chimney vent pipe for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Selkirk believes that not all chimneys are created equal and strives to offer the latest technology in chimney venting systems that provide safety, superior performance, and durability. Selkirk engineers set out to surpass the performance requirements of the industry and have done just that with revolutionary chimney venting systems that have made them the most trusted chimney supplier for over 80 years.
Superpro also boasts a Smart Choice Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty - Selkirk warrants that its products will be free from substantial defects in material or manufacturing if properly installed, maintained, and used.
Selkirk produces exceptional chimney venting systems that are designed to accompany today's modern appliances which are engineered to produce low emissions and high heat. Selkirk offers complete innovative chimney venting systems for corn and pellet stoves, gas stoves and fireplaces, and wood burning appliances. Selkirk is the world's most recognizable name in chimney and venting offering the finest venting products and widest range of high-performance products to meet your chimney venting needs. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty on all products, exceptional customer service and technologically superior products, Selkirk is the name to trust.
Selkirk® Ultra Temp Chimney Pipe
The Selkirk Chimney System, formerly known as MetalBest is ideal for venting residential heating appliances burning wood, #2 oil, and natural and LP gas. They have been specifically designed for today’s modern, high-efficiency “airtight” wood stoves. Ultra Temp is the installers choice for a variety of installations from small residential applications to large custom chimney projects. Features: Available in 5" -- 24" Diameters, 304 inner/430 outer, Stainless Steel, 1" Solid Pack Mineral Wool Insulation, and Lock Seams. The small diameter coupling systems easily twist lock together for quick and easy installation. For added protection the slim design lock band neatly conceals and protects seams. Small diameter Ultra-Temp is used on All-Fuel appliances. Ultra Temp like Superpro has the Smart Choice Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty - Selkirk warrants that its products will be free from substantial defects in material or manufacturing, if properly installed, maintained and used.
Superior Chimney Pipe
Superior Chimney components are approved for use with Superior Fireplaces. They are UL approved and are not for use with any product other than Superior Fireplaces. Superior chimney venting systems feature a double wall build that consists of a stainless steel inner wall and a galvanized steel outer wall to provide cooling air which is necessary to maintain safe chimney temperatures and emit gases out of the fireplace. Superior chimney systems also feature a snap-lock design which provides easy installation for the qualified installer.
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