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    Default Furnace Flue Material Identification???

    Hello to all,

    See photos for flue material in this 1946 house. The first 2 pictures were taken in a 2nd floor bedroom "closet". Above the roof line was typical modern b-vent material (but couldn't see the transition due to inaccessible attic -go figure). The 3rd picture is at the furnace/water heater stack connection.

    I'm trying to decide if it is transite pipe I'm looking at, as I personally have never run across any. Have heard of/about it, but first time I have had a job where it might be present. When knocked on with my knuckle, it sounded like I was knocking on a clay pot, or ceramic bowl, etc.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Default Re: Furnace Flue Material Identification???

    Looks like transite to me. I see it 2-3 times/year.


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    Default Re: Furnace Flue Material Identification???

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Looks like transite to me.
    Basically an asbestos cement product.

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    Default Re: Furnace Flue Material Identification???

    Thanks for the validation guys.

    Goes with the 9x9 tiles all over the place!!


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    The basket weave is a sign of Transite pipe. Sometimes you can find pipe with the marking still painted on it.

    Of course the whole mess should be torn out and redone with matching B-vent.

    Keep the fire in the fireplace.

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    Default Re: Furnace Flue Material Identification???

    If you decide to remove it, watch for powdery asbestos sometimes used under the collar connecting the two. If it is brased up good I would say leave it. It is a nonfriable material, same as on the siding of a lot of houses. I seems to have a good coat of paint on it to seal it.


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