STOVEPIPEHEATSAVER.COM

Frequently asked Questions

Question: How do I know what size my stovepipe is?

Answer: Since it is impossible to measure across the diamter of an installed pipe, measure the circumference of your pipe with a flexible tape or wrap a string around it and measure the string. Then divide by 3.14, that will give you the diameter.
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Question: How many sets can I install on a pipe?

Answer: You may put on as many bands as you wish or have room for. Keep a space of approximately 1 inch between the bands so air can circulate through the loops to extract the heat.
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Question: How easy are they to install?

Answer: They attach quickly and easily to
                    your stovepipe. No screws or tools are needed.
                    The ends lock into each other.
                    It takes about 5 minutes to attach all six radiators.
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 Question: Do you combine shipping on multiple orders?

Answer: Yes, order any quantity of sets. You will only be charged shipping for a single set. (on US orders)
                     (for international combined shipping see order page)
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Question: Do you ship internationally?

Answer: Yes, but there is a charge for extra shipping for international orders. See the bottom of the ordering page and click on the "Add to Cart" button to apply the extra shipping. You will be taken to the checkout page where you may select the quantity you want and choose the method of payment and view the total including shipping before committing to buy. International orders will show regular shipping plus the added international shipping.
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Question: Do you have a return / replace / refund policy?

Answer: Yes, you may return them for a full refund. Or, if you get the wrong size, you may return them for the right size.
                    (send an email message)
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Question: How can I maximize the heat coming from my stove?

Answer:
1. Make sure you install a damper in the stovepipe to slow down the escape of the heat (and smoke) to control how fast it escapes. It allows you to "dampen down" the fire by partially restricting the ventilation. (but, dampened too much...it will smoke).
2. Install as many radiator rings as you have room for.
3. Place a fan at the base of the pipe blowing upward to increase air circulation and heat transfer from the rings. Blowing upward is best because heat (and air) is already moving upward along the hot pipe. Placing a fan above the pipe, blowing downward will counteract the air flow. If you want to bring warm air down from the ceiling, do it away from the stove.
Question: I have a custom size pipe. Can I order a custom size set?

Answer: Yes, email us.
email: stieg_d@yahoo.com
Question: Do I have to worry about the rings giving off fumes?

Answer: No, to give off fumes, the boiling point of zinc has to be reached (1650 degrees F (900 C). The temperature of the stovepipe never gets anywhere near hot enough.
email: stieg_d@yahoo.com
Question: Can I paint the rings black without affecting heat transfer?

Answer: Yes, but only paint the outside surface that shows.
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Question: Can I mount the rings with a thermal epoxy to increase heat transfer?

Answer: Yes, it does help, but is messy to accomplish.
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Question: Are the bands adjustable for length and fit?

Answer: Yes, they may be stretched to fit. Or youmay pinch the loops to make them shorter.