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Bwana
11-24-2010, 07:21 PM
Let me start out by saying it's been an "interesting day."

Last year I held a little shin dig out in the man cave around Christmas. At that time of year, a lot of friends who live out of state, are in town to see their parents. I have gas heat in the garage, along with a wood burning stove. Last year, it was around -20 with the wind blowing, so I fired up the wood burning stove, to keep up with the cold air flowing in from people opening the door to go take a wizz.

Everyone was having a good time, sucking down the "free beer" from Greg's beer fridge. One of my friends had just bought a new down jacket and he leaned against the stove pipe and melted his jacket. :shake: He was bitching about it and I reminded him that
stove pipes get hot and only a dipshit would try to lean on one.

Fast forward to yesterday.

The same crew is showing up this year (with their own fucking beer) to do it again. I figured I would insulate the pipe in order to prevent some moron from trying it out as a leaning post and get branded. I called around and talked to some strokestick about the issue. He said, "no problem, "come on down and we'll get you fixed up!" :thumb:

I don't know shit about insulation, so deferred to his expertise on the subject. He wanted to sell me 1 inch and I stepped up to the two inch, for added protection against dipshittery.

I installed it last night and decided to try it out over lunch to see how hot the insulation got. I threw in three logs and fired it up. About 15 minutes later, I start smelling smoke. I look up and the insulation is turning a mocha brown. WTF, I'm thing. About 2 minutes later, the stuff gets darker than the inside of on owls asshole and starts on fire! :eek: Oh shit oh dear!

I grabbed a pair of welding gloves and start smacking the hell out of it and it goes out, for a few seconds. I opened the garage door, reached into the stove, grabbed the logs and gave them a fling into the alley. I headed back around and start beating on the fired up insulation again to put it out. I ran over and grabbed a chair and a hunting knife and slit it down to the pipe. I tore the crap off and gave it a toss into the alley, on fire. I then got the rest of the hot coals out of there.

I called the pecker heads up that sold me the shit and graveled their ass, up one side and down the other, telling them that I damn near lost my garage, because they didn't know shit about their product. %(/

He offered to refund my money. I sent him an email while we were on the phone, with pictures. You could hear his voice change and he said, "what do you want us to do?" I told him I obviously needed a refund, but also wanted him to pick up the tab for all new stove pipe. There is a bunch of melted insulation stuck to it and I was worried about the structural integrity of the metal after being "super heated." He told me I could "sand it off." I said look dickweed, I sucked in way to much of this crap when I was speed cutting it off the pipe, I'm not taking in more. I said you have two choices here Ace, you can step up and replace the pipe, or you can talk to my lawyer?

He saw the light and agreed to do that.

Close freakn call. :shake:

Bwana
11-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Yeah

kysirsoze
11-24-2010, 07:26 PM
What an asshole.

Could have been worse, though.

Hog Farmer
11-24-2010, 07:29 PM
Damn,friggin people piss me off too. This planet is soooo full of morons!

Bwana
11-24-2010, 07:31 PM
What an asshole.

Could have been worse, though.

Yep, if I wasn't standing right there, bye bye garage. This happened around noon and I'm still pissed off.

kysirsoze
11-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Damn,friggin people piss me off too. This planet is soooo full of morons!

CP? /Dane


:D

Demonpenz
11-24-2010, 07:37 PM
So Chippewa is going to be out by march

Bwana
11-24-2010, 07:46 PM
So Chippewa is going to be out by march

Heh, if "Chippewa" would have sold me that crap, I would have cut her ass up and fired the stove back back up. :evil:

Monty
11-24-2010, 07:53 PM
Moral of the story: Never let another man tell you how to wrap your pipe.

Gonzo
11-24-2010, 07:53 PM
WTF? You'd think the dickweed would have researched the flash-point of the product before recommending it. Glad you're ok Greg. Enjoy the Mesotheleoma, (sp?) this fuck-stick just caused you to contract in about 25 years or so.
What a worthless cocksucker.
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Over-Head
11-24-2010, 07:54 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOO
NOT the shed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

Bwana
11-24-2010, 07:58 PM
WTF? You'd think the dickweed would have researched the flash-point of the product before recommending it. Glad you're ok Greg. Enjoy the Mesotheleoma, (sp?) this ****-stick just caused you to contract in about 25 years or so.
What a worthless one who sucks the penis.
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Yeah, don't think that hasn't crossed my mind. :shake:

Bwana
11-24-2010, 07:59 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOO
NOT the shed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

Damn near dude.

DaFace
11-24-2010, 07:59 PM
Damn...glad everything's OK. And sorry that the dude doesn't know WTF he's talking about.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:01 PM
Damn...glad everything's OK. And sorry that the dude doesn't know WTF he's talking about.

Thanks Face Man. I think he knows what NOT to sell now. The place only sells insulation, (Exxon, Conoco and places liek that) so you would think they would know WTF there were doing.

Reerun_KC
11-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Moral of the story: Never let another man tell you how to wrap your pipe.

ROFL

Buehler445
11-24-2010, 08:05 PM
I don't think you'll get mesothelioma, but if it was fiblerglass you may be a hurting unit for awhile. What material was it?

Glad you were attentive and was able to think on your feet.
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Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:10 PM
I don't think you'll get mesothelioma, but if it was fiblerglass you may be a hurting unit for awhile. What material was it?

Glad you were attentive and was able to think on your feet.
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This "Crap"

http://www.specjm.com/products/pipetankinsulation/microlok.asp

Buck
11-24-2010, 08:13 PM
That's really weird

Did your pipe have any leftover jacket on it from last year? I dont get why that shit burned.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:16 PM
That's really weird

Did your pipe have any leftover jacket on it from last year? I dont get why that shit burned.

Nope, there has NEVER been jacket on it before. It just got to hot and what bat shit crazy. What happened, is it kept the heat from escaping and super heated the inside. It got so hot, I'm surprised I didn't have a melt down of the pipe itself.

DaFace
11-24-2010, 08:18 PM
Nope, there has NEVER been jacket on it before. It just got to hot and what bat shit crazy. What happened, is it kept the heat from escaping and super heated the inside. It got so hot, I'm surprised I didn't have a melt down of the pipe itself.

So are there other types of insulation that WILL work? Or do you just have to leave it exposed?

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:21 PM
So are there other types of insulation that WILL work? Or do you just have to leave it exposed?

I'm going to go with the "it is, what it is" technique. I'm jus tgoing to make a big sign this year and hang it by the pipe. Something like, "If you are to stupid to figure out a stove pipe is hot, get the hell out of my shop....NOW!"

Baconeater
11-24-2010, 08:26 PM
So are there other types of insulation that WILL work? Or do you just have to leave it exposed?
Yeah, there is triple-walled stove pipe that has some type of insulation in it, but I have no idea exactly what it is. You can have a raging inferno going on in your stove and touch the side of it and not feel any heat.

Donger
11-24-2010, 08:26 PM
So, you tried to insulate a chimney?

Donger
11-24-2010, 08:27 PM
I'm going to go with the "it is, what it is" technique. I'm jus tgoing to make a big sign this year and hang it by the pipe. Something like, "If you are to stupid to figure out a stove pipe is hot, get the hell out of my shop....NOW!"

Yeah, you are kind of like the Montana equivalent of a McDonald's coffee cup.

DaFace
11-24-2010, 08:28 PM
Yeah, you are kind of like the Montana equivalent of a McDonald's coffee cup.

Disagree. McDonald's didn't way "feel free to dump this in your lap - you'll be fine."

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:29 PM
So are there other types of insulation that WILL work? Or do you just have to leave it exposed?

To expand on that, DON'T use insulation on a stove pipe. As I stated before, it creates "super heat" within the pipe itself. I made a lot of calls after that happened.

I was just out in the shop to grab a beer and there is still a vile smell in there, just nasty. It could take a long time for that to go away.

Donger
11-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Disagree. McDonald's didn't way "feel free to dump this in your lap - you'll be fine."

I forgot the anti part.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Yeah, you are kind of like the Montana equivalent of a McDonald's coffee cup.

Yeah, but heavily armed.

Donger
11-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Yeah, but heavily armed.

We simply must hook up next time I'm in Montana. Not in a ghey way, mind you.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:32 PM
We simply must hook up next time I'm in Montana. Not in a ghey way, mind you.

Mind you indeed.

Donger
11-24-2010, 08:33 PM
Mind you indeed.

LMAO

I fly into Bozeman and see folks in Billings and Butte when I'm there.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:35 PM
Yeah, there is triple-walled stove pipe that has some type of insulation in it, but I have no idea exactly what it is. You can have a raging inferno going on in your stove and touch the side of it and not feel any heat.

I talked with 3 fireplace outfits after the "3 mile island" and they told me about that stuff. They claim it still gets hot with my application. Not as hot, but it will still burn the hide off you. As I said before, If you don't know better than to lean on a hot stove pipe, leave your beer and get the fuck out of my shop!

Donger
11-24-2010, 08:38 PM
Wait, I just read the OP. You were hanging out in your garage?

Gonzo
11-24-2010, 08:40 PM
LMAO

I fly into Bozeman and see folks in Billings and Butte when I'm there.

It's starting to sound like you wanna fly into Bwana's Butte and insulate his chimney there, Donger.
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Baconeater
11-24-2010, 08:47 PM
I talked with 3 fireplace outfits after the "3 mile island" and they told me about that stuff. They claim it still gets hot with my application. Not as hot, but it will still burn the hide off you. As I said before, If you don't know better than to lean on a hot stove pipe, leave your beer and get the fuck out of my shop!
I dunno, I've touched the outside of my stack and can't feel a thing. I suppose it's possible that the single-wall on the interior of my house dissipates a fair amount of heat before it reaches the triple-wall. I've never seen an application where triple walled was used immediately coming out of the stove so maybe that's why.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Wait, I just read the OP. You were hanging out in your garage?

Hell yes! I don't trust new product when it comes to fire. It's a damn good thing I don't, or I would be posting a "My garage burned to the fuggen ground" thread.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 08:53 PM
I dunno, I've touched the outside of my stack and can't feel a thing. I suppose it's possible that the single-wall on the interior of my house dissipates a fair amount of heat before it reaches the triple-wall. I've never seen an application where triple walled was used immediately coming out of the stove so maybe that's why.

I don't know dude, it worked fine before I trie dto "fix it." Like I said, if some poor bastard can't figure out a burning stoves pipe is hot, fuck um.

Baconeater
11-24-2010, 08:58 PM
Hell yes! I don't trust new product when it comes to fire. It's a damn good thing I don't, or I would be posting a "My garage burned to the fuggen ground" thread.
LMAO You can't be too careful, I was so fucking nervous the first time I fired up my stove, I had two fire extinguishers and two 5 gal buckets of water inside next to it and a hose on standby outside. The fact that I designed and installed it myself gave me plenty of reason to worry, but it's been 8 years now and I've had no issues.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 09:02 PM
LMAO You can't be too careful, I was so ****ing nervous the first time I fired up my stove, I had two fire extinguishers and two 5 gal buckets of water inside next to it and a hose on standby outside. The fact that I designed and installed it myself gave me plenty of reason to worry, but it's been 8 years now and I've had no issues.

Yeah, I had two big fire extinguishers, but with that kind of internal burn in 2" insulation, they are useless. The welding gloves, hunting knife, getting it off fast and some luck, were the keys in this case.

DaFace
11-24-2010, 09:09 PM
I forgot the anti part.

I just realized that I interpreted your post wrong. I thought you were saying that Bwana was like the lady that SUED McDonald's (by asking the insulation place to pay for the damage) rather than Bwana being McDonald's himself (by telling people not to touch the hot stove).

Groves
11-24-2010, 09:43 PM
I was really pretty sure that the end of this story included the phrase "tickets to the Seahawks game". I was way off.

Glad you're not embers, though.

Groves
11-24-2010, 09:45 PM
After re-reading the OP, I can't figure out why you didn't just throw the flaming stuff into the pool. You do have an inflatable pool in your garage, right?

booger
11-24-2010, 09:47 PM
I'm going to go with the "it is, what it is" technique. I'm jus tgoing to make a big sign this year and hang it by the pipe. Something like, "If you are to stupid to figure out a stove pipe is hot, get the hell out of my shop....NOW!"

ROFL

that was going to be my reply earlier when i read this but didn't reply until now. That the first problem is you are too damn nice and should leave it as is.

but you get down to the truth of it and find out incompetence has gotten worse in customer service these days.

glad it wasn't worse and enjoy your turkey day. :thumb:

Halfcan
11-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Bwana didnt read your post-but you kick ass!!!!!

DaFace
11-24-2010, 09:58 PM
Bwana didnt read your post-but you kick ass!!!!!

OK, how many beers have you had? :p

Bwana
11-24-2010, 10:49 PM
ROFL

that was going to be my reply earlier when i read this but didn't reply until now. That the first problem is you are too damn nice and should leave it as is.

but you get down to the truth of it and find out incompetence has gotten worse in customer service these days.

glad it wasn't worse and enjoy your turkey day. :thumb:

Likewise partner.

Bwana
11-24-2010, 10:50 PM
After re-reading the OP, I can't figure out why you didn't just throw the flaming stuff into the pool. You do have an inflatable pool in your garage, right?

Not yet, but that's about the only thing that's not in there. ROFL

pr_capone
11-25-2010, 12:02 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOO
NOT the shed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

LMAO

Johnny Vegas
11-25-2010, 05:26 AM
honestly wtf!? why use your welding gloves when you could've used that nice ol' LJ jersey to put out the fire?? Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Over-Head
11-25-2010, 07:22 AM
To expand on that, DON'T use insulation on a stove pipe. As I stated before, it creates "super heat" within the pipe itself. I made a lot of calls after that happened.

I was just out in the shop to grab a beer and there is still a vile smell in there, just nasty. It could take a long time for that to go away.
How about I come by with some "herbal air freshners" i'm sure we can take away the bad smell :thumb:

Over-Head
11-25-2010, 07:25 AM
It's starting to sound like you wanna fly into Bwana's Butte and insulate his chimney there, Donger.
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mlyonsd
11-25-2010, 07:25 AM
Sorry for your struggle my friend but that was LOL funny.

....for added protection against dipshittery.



:LOL:

Maybe you should just wire a fireproof sign to the stack that says 'Hot. Not responsible for dipshittery'.

Bill Parcells
11-25-2010, 07:36 AM
Bwana stories never get old..lol..

Rausch
11-25-2010, 08:02 AM
I was just out in the shop to grab a beer and there is still a vile smell in there, just nasty. It could take a long time for that to go away.

Happens to me at least 2 or 3 times a week.

I've been trying to cut down on the egg rolls...

Bill Parcells
11-25-2010, 08:13 AM
Happens to me at least 2 or 3 times a week.

I've been trying to cut down on the egg rolls...

ROFL

Had you said egg salad it would have been eleventy billion times funnier!

Bwana
11-25-2010, 08:34 AM
honestly wtf!? why use your welding gloves when you could've used that nice ol' LJ jersey to put out the fire?? Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Heh, It would seem both "LJ Jersey's" made it to the Planet Bash with one of our Montana brothers and as fate would have it, they were burned there. :evil:

Happy Thanksgiving bud.

Bill Parcells
11-25-2010, 08:42 AM
How do you show up at somebody's house empty handed? and drink all of Bwana's booze with feeling guilty?

Bwana
11-25-2010, 08:53 AM
How do you show up at somebody's house empty handed? and drink all of Bwana's booze with feeling guilty?

Heh, these people are beer drinking fools as well. :doh!: I put the word out this year, that people need to bring their own beer, or a fist full of money.

I have four homemade brandy's this year along with my Belizean rum coffee. I'm also going to supply the appetiizers. The man fridge took one hell of a hit last year, as did my wallet. LMAO Everything in that thing, is a top notch micro brew.

Bill Parcells
11-25-2010, 09:06 AM
Heh, these people are beer drinking fools as well. :doh!: I put the word out this year, that people need to bring their own beer, or a fist full of money.

I have four homemade brandy's this year along with my Belizean rum coffee. I'm also going to supply the appetiizers. The man fridge took one hell of a hit last year, as did my wallet. LMAO Everything in that thing, is a top notch micro brew.

OUCH! well at least it wont happen this year. too bad about the stench though. Happy Thanksgiving bud ;)

Bwana
11-25-2010, 09:08 AM
OUCH! well at least it wont happen this year. too bad about the stench though. Happy Thanksgiving bud ;)

Aww, when it gets above freaken zero around here, I'll just open the garage door and let it air out. Likewise on Thanksgiving bud. :thumb: