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Old 04-24-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Wood stove ceiling port thingy removal?


Not sure what you would call it, but I removed the wood stove I had in the living room and we are never going to use it, so I need to remove that black square thing that has the pipe in it.

I tried accessing it from the ceiling but there is no way to get over to that area of the house from the attic..
I tried cutting around the square piece with a razor blade, but i think it might be bolted in or something? Really I have no idea how to remove this.. does anyone know what I can do to remove the square black piece and part of the pipe that is hanging down so I can close it off with some drywall.
I'm getting ready to paint and this thing needs to be gone.

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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Two options. Cut it apart with a grinder with a metal blade or get the instructions from the manufacturer to see how it was installed and reverse the process. The item might be secured in the attic area or it's a friction fit around the pipe if you don't see any fasteners.
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Ceiling support/wall thimble. It appears the pipe is still attached. I think Ron is right, you will need to go into the attic unless it's a flat roof. Is the pipe still going out the roof?
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Ceiling support/wall thimble. It appears the pipe is still attached. I think Ron is right, you will need to go into the attic unless it's a flat roof. Is the pipe still going out the roof?
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Yes, it's still out the roof top. I have it capped off though. I have no access in the attic to this location in the ceiling for some reason.

So pretty much is sounds like if I can't pop it off the end of the pipe, i need to a big hole and start making a mess?
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Yes, it's still out the roof top. I have it capped off though. I have no access in the attic to this location in the ceiling for some reason.

So pretty much is sounds like if I can't pop it off the end of the pipe, i need to a big hole and start making a mess?
You should have access to all the areas in the attic. This way you can check on issues that will arise. You can find a stud bay in the area and cut out the sheetrock to provide this access. A simple plywood door with molding, attached with magnets will give you almost instant access.
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Well when I looked up in the attic, I can see the roof slanting and it goes all the way down to the top of the ceiling. looks maybe 20+ feet deep and there is alot of blow in insulation.
Unless there is a small rabbit hole access at the opposite end of the attic opening that can not be seen from the access in the ceiling, which I don't think there is.
Isn't it code or something to have to have full access to al parts of the attic?

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