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Rob Sinclair
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Hey There -

I need to buy about 40' of 6" stove pipe for my heater - a few questions?

- where is the best place to look?
- what is the range I can expect to pay?


allen lumley
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Rob Sinclair : Oh! the Question you asked ! 266 people, cheapskates looked at your post and said 'I can't help this guy !' - let me try -

The stove pipe you use needs to be there for you to pack your cob around the fact that you cant remove it afterwards means nothing the cheapest lightest -USED material is fine here !

I'm only going to talk about how to scrounge stove pipe, after you have determined the size pipe you are going to use.
1 ) Your local freecycle .org you can check out the 'to give away', stuff
some people dont want to deal with other people and use a 'curb alert' class which means if you dont get it - its headed for the land fill
You can post your needs as 'wanted -******"

2 ) Craigs' list always worth the time to check 'free' and 'barter' sections along with 'bargains and buyer bewares' always check for what you want in the 'general' section too!

3 ) stop by your local library for all the want ads in all the local papers and/or do it online

4 ) Check to see if the local "habitat for humanity 'has a local 'RE-Store' where you May find lots of things for houses, new pipe bought here will be a bargain, most clerks now what is going on in their area !

Fire damaged houses fixer-uppers demolition sites all good look for houses with plywood on windows and doors , and a large demolition box the kind delivered by a 10 wheeled flat bed truck !
Talk to the foreman at his truck not on the site a case of cheap beer will probably get your salvage deliver'd ! Hope this helps !
John Master
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scrappers, hoarders, junkyards, salvage yards, steel retailers etc. I just scored all these parts including the three uncoated clean barrels and hoppers and a drying bin for my wood chips from a local scrap yard for $158us. I will have to look elsewhere for the tube but hopefully this sparked some ideas for you.
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