I think you are referring to the heat riser. The temperatures reached will not only melt and vaporize the zink, the steel will also melt or be seriously distorted in short order. Fire clay or refractory cement should be used. Search for threads with heat riser in the title.
HI; I used regular black stove pipe to come up out of the mass, then i used thin wall hvac pipe to go the res of the way out. The black pipe seems to run around 130 degrees or so as it is in the mass as well as near the bell , the thin wall pipe that is attached to that runs around 100 degrees or less. I do not believe these temps are hot enough to gas your galvanized pipe but if it did it would only be the first time it got hot, Make sure that you have plenty of ventilation and you will be fine. If the zink burns off it would be a one time event , not every time you lite your stove.
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burning off the paint and cleaning any gunk inside it! Included as part of the process is how to heat the 1st 6' of the stovepipe to change the chemical bond of the zinc with the
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Thanks Thomas that was just the info i was looking for, with pics too!
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