Saturday, 1 August 2015

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The mild steel external chimney that are often made for use on a narrowboat are soon eroded away by the various products of combustion. However, a Stainless Steel chimney which seem to stand up to the job, are often very expensive items. Never the less, it is possible to get a bespoke stainless steel heavy duty chimney that will last forever.

Once more we paid a visit to our fabricator friend who for many pounds less than those on offer in the chandlers. Made us a 30" tall, double skinned chimney, out of heavy gauge stainless sheet. I packed the space between the inner and outer skins with a fire proof glass fibre insulation material. The difference was instantly noticeable. There was much more of a draw on the fire. The tar deposits on the boat roof from burning wood with a single skinned chimney is now a thing of the past.

I just need to remember that the chimney is now a good foot taller than our previous one, especially when navigating bridge holes. It seems to be funny that at the end of July and the beginning of August we are using the stove of an evening. Global warming - what global warming?

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