Nick

Super sucker without welding?

Recommended Posts

Has anyone ever made a super sucker hood without welding?  I'll get a welder one of these days, but today isn't that day, and tomorrow isn't looking good either.  It would be easy enough to put it together with screws, bolts, or rivets, but I'm wondering about air tightness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or angles overlapping with self drilling sheetmetal screws and high temp caulk if needed. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings Nick.

        A few small leaks would not be a problem at all . The volume of hot gasses going up creates a vacuum that would suck air in rather than exhaust out.. Another seam for sheet metal is called a drive . Google it.. HAVE FUN AND GOOD LUCK

 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a problem Nick, any of the above methods work just fine. Heck, you can just run the stovepipe in on a horizontal run close to the fire and call it good. Screws, rivets, pop rivets, folded seams, solder, muffler tape, be creative it only has to direct smoke. 

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is under vacuum not pressure. Make it a close fit and then use a fastener of your choice to keep it together.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.