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    Default Stove Jack Wearing out...

    My tipi has been in use for 5 or 6 years now. Looks like the hole on the stove jack is getting bigger

    From 2011:







    From last weekend:



    The edges are starting to get frayed and the hole is now much bigger than the pipe. Has anyone noticed this happening on their tipi or ever replaced their stove jack?

    I was sitting in the camp adjacent to the stove (last weekend, http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthre...723#post379723), looked up, and thought that a lot of heat would be leaving the shelter from that big hole. I don't need that happening at -25.

    MT
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    I've bought a stove jack from TiGoat that I sewed into another shelter. (speedy stitcher and braided fishing line) That sharp edge on the pipe is the culprit, my brain isn't coming up with a solution that would keep it from happening again, it's happening on both of my hot tents.
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    Default Re: Stove Jack Wearing out...

    The pipe edge?

    I was wondering what would cause that... I too have another stove jack I bought for putting into another tent that is yet unused; I was thinking I could simply stitch it over the current one to shore up the hole. That would be a job for summer though.

    Perhaps there is some type of high temperature epoxy that could be put into the end of the fabric around the edge of the hole?

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    Yep, as you roll it up and put the cables on the pipe, the edge that's exposed is what's cut my jack a few times.

    My recommendation is to buy a welder's blanket and sew it over the whole jack, then instead of cutting out an oval for the pipe, mark the center of where the pipe will be and slice radiuses of your oval.

    Here's a link to an $18 welder's blanket that you could make lots of replacements from:

    http://www.toolplanet.com/product/Fi...gaAuKdEALw_wcB
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    Default Re: Stove Jack Wearing out...

    Thanks - that is a good idea to use the welding blanket; not expensive either and there are a lot of shops here in my town to buy up one of these. I am sure I could put some of that extra fabric to use too...
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    Default Re: Stove Jack Wearing out...

    Yeah that happens. Like Rob said, in my experience the sharp edge of the stove pipe wears it out. Nothing lasts forever as they say.

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