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Old 09-30-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Hi there! So this is a random post and I'm sorry if I am intruding on your forum...I am just looking for any help I can find!

So I guess my googling skills are not up to par because I have been trying to find out the name of these cylindrical bricks my mom has and I can't find what they are called! My father (who has since passed) had bought about 50 of them to make a makeshift wine cellar...we now want to get rid of them, but I don't know what to call them when I post them on craiglist to (most likely) give away. I know I can just post the pics in craigslist and someone will probably want them, but I am really curious as to what they're called and how much they are since I can't seem to find anything similar online. They are about a foot long, and about 5 1/4 in in diameter. I've attached pics for visual reference. Any help would be awesome...thanks all!
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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Ceramic flue tile:

http://www.superiorclay.com/flue-liners.php

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Michael Thomas you're my hero! that link to the website you posted also had a category called "wine storage tiles" that had the exact same thing with the same dimensions that I was trying to find...thanks so much!!
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The difference is that flue tiles are round, square or rectangular, while "wine storage tiles are often hexagonal:





and are often glazed with a decorative finish.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
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Good job Michael, the same manufacturer I would have posted.

Technically, I'd call them 4" clay tile. They were used for many years for drainage, underground plumbing, etc....
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Joe,
Don't your flue liners have spigots and rebates?
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Don't your flue liners have spigots and rebates?

Honestly Stu, I'm not sure about your terminology.

Maybe you mean what we would call a "hub" for a slide in connection, or a "thimble" for a 90 degree branch?

Either way, clay flues, especially round, are becoming increasingly uncommon here in the states. Rarely ever are full masonry FP's built anymore. Most folks love to cozy-up to the speed of installation and cost savings of zero-clearance "tin boxes".
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Joe,
in the picture ou can see the rebate for the spigot of the next liner to sit in.
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in the picture ou can see the rebate for the spigot of the next liner to sit in.

Well, then the answer is simply NO. Never seen a flue tile like that, our's just stack over each other and can be flipped end for end. I can see the clear advantage to that kind of joint though.
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Around here we call them round flue liners or tiles and they come with a shiplap joint same as Stu's
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Well, then the answer is simply NO. Never seen a flue tile like that, our's just stack over each other and can be flipped end for end. I can see the clear advantage to that kind of joint though.
so, would they simply be stacked and aligned by the installer with some sort of masonry mud as a bonding material?


if so, sure seem like those (spigots and returns (gotta love the Brits)) would be very beneficial.
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I usually use CPD stove and furnace cement or fireclay between the flat ones
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The UK is way ahead of the US s regards some chimney construction details, as for example the common use of through-wall flashings in chimneys.
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so, would they simply be stacked and aligned by the installer with some sort of masonry mud as a bonding material?

Yes, typically with fireclay for me.


if so, sure seem like those (spigots and returns (gotta love the Brits)) would be very beneficial.
I agree.

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