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I have been looking for a 3 inch exhaust stack like the one in the photo. It does not need to be hinged, although that would be nice. I want it black, around 36 inches high a couple of brass bands but no cutter. Does anyone know where to get one or someone who makes them. 

Thanks. 

 

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If you don't want a hinged one the Michael Pinnock makes them to order. 

 

If anyone knows where you can get a hinged one then I am interested. 

 

I will have a contact number for Michael somewhere but don't know how quickly I can dig it up so if you want it and someone else reading this can help please do so 

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Think the chandlery standard is 28 inch ? My Midland chandlers jobby is anyhow-I took the splitter off. 

I have passed the Little Chimney Company a good few times-seems to get plenty of good comments on facebook.

The one in your pic is exactly what I would like though..

 

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46 minutes ago, cheshire~rose said:

If you don't want a hinged one the Michael Pinnock makes them to order. 

 

If anyone knows where you can get a hinged one then I am interested. 

 

I will have a contact number for Michael somewhere but don't know how quickly I can dig it up so if you want it and someone else reading this can help please do so 

Yep he is the chap at South Island Marina so I will give him a call thanks. 

5 minutes ago, PaulJ said:

Think the chandlery standard is 28 inch ? My Midland chandlers jobby is anyhow-I took the splitter off. 

I have passed the Little Chimney Company a good few times-seems to get plenty of good comments on facebook.

The one in your pic is exactly what I would like though..

 

Spoke to the chap from the Little Chimney Company but he no longer does exhaust stacks. 

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3 minutes ago, PaulJ said:

Think the chandlery standard is 28 inch ? My Midland chandlers jobby is anyhow-I took the splitter off. 

I have passed the Little Chimney Company a good few times-seems to get plenty of good comments on facebook.

The one in your pic is exactly what I would like though..

 

Michael Pinnock made 2 for Python, both made to order, one was created the exact size to fit under the lowest bridge on The Chesterfield Canal. The second one is what we call our "Trent Stack" and it is too tall to fit under most canal bridges! It was designed to be used on The Trent to carry fumes high over the steerers head but, we have found it invaluable when working on vegetation cutting because we are often almost static but holding the boat into the shallows so a tall stack is ideal and many of the regular team love it so much and know Python so well they will nip along the gunwales to lay it flat when approaching a bridge :) 

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3 minutes ago, cheshire~rose said:

Michael Pinnock made 2 for Python, both made to order, one was created the exact size to fit under the lowest bridge on The Chesterfield Canal. The second one is what we call our "Trent Stack" and it is too tall to fit under most canal bridges! It was designed to be used on The Trent to carry fumes high over the steerers head but, we have found it invaluable when working on vegetation cutting because we are often almost static but holding the boat into the shallows so a tall stack is ideal and many of the regular team love it so much and know Python so well they will nip along the gunwales to lay it flat when approaching a bridge :) 

How tall is it out of interest............... 

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Must admit I would love something a bit taller-Im not exactly tall myself but seem to be exactly exhaust blowy out hieght!

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7 minutes ago, Felshampo said:

How tall is it out of interest............... 

I can't recall the exact height and I am useless at guessing but this photo might give you an idea:

 

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Knowing the parade at Alvecote didn't require going under any bridges but DID require a lot of idling it was the choice for the day - even if it isn't exactly traditional 

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1 hour ago, cheshire~rose said:

I can't recall the exact height and I am useless at guessing but this photo might give you an idea:

 

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Knowing the parade at Alvecote didn't require going under any bridges but DID require a lot of idling it was the choice for the day - even if it isn't exactly traditional 

Ah... Tall then! 

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Firstly there is a massive difference between a typical chandlery pipe and one hand built by one of the specialists.  The former will be of thin plate,probably only joined by folding, and with thin insubstantial brass.   The "proper thing" will weigh twice as much, and probably manufactured with copper rivets, and using brass trim at least twice as thick.

 

Expect to pay a price that reflects this, though!

 

As well as Michael Pinnock, Dave Parrott regularly gets a mention, (I'm told he now keeps the "Lockkeepers Rest" micro-pub at Sawley Locks).

Another name is Adrian Brindle, who also makes very excellent replica "gas mask" chimney chains - no personal experience of the chimeys, but have heard very good things.

I can't comment on relative costs or qualities, but Sickle ha Dave Parrott made chimneys, (largely because Dave Parrott did the original restoration on Sickle!).

Try searching the forum for these names - I think you'll find some reviews.

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Another recommendation for Michael Pinnock.

Mind you, on Owl I had a spendid tall pipe made by Ike Argent.  

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6 hours ago, alan_fincher said:

Firstly there is a massive difference between a typical chandlery pipe and one hand built by one of the specialists.  The former will be of thin plate,probably only joined by folding, and with thin insubstantial brass.   The "proper thing" will weigh twice as much, and probably manufactured with copper rivets, and using brass trim at least twice as thick.

 

Expect to pay a price that reflects this, though!

 

As well as Michael Pinnock, Dave Parrott regularly gets a mention, (I'm told he now keeps the "Lockkeepers Rest" micro-pub at Sawley Locks).

Another name is Adrian Brindle, who also makes very excellent replica "gas mask" chimney chains - no personal experience of the chimeys, but have heard very good things.

I can't comment on relative costs or qualities, but Sickle ha Dave Parrott made chimneys, (largely because Dave Parrott did the original restoration on Sickle!).

Try searching the forum for these names - I think you'll find some reviews.

 

3 hours ago, koukouvagia said:

Another recommendation for Michael Pinnock.

Mind you, on Owl I had a spendid tall pipe made by Ike Argent.  

On it. Thanks for the recommendations. 

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4 minutes ago, Felshampo said:

 

On it. Thanks for the recommendations. 

Sorry, I should have said the late Ike Argent.

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21 hours ago, PaulJ said:

Must admit I would love something a bit taller-Im not exactly tall myself but seem to be exactly exhaust blowy out hieght!

My first boat had a DM2.  The previous owner had rerouted the exhaust out the side like a modern narrowboat, with a dummy chimney on the roof.

 

I did have an idea to make a sort of diverter in the engine room so it could be switched, but never got round to it!

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22 hours ago, Felshampo said:

Yep he is the chap at South Island Marina so I will give him a call thanks. 

 

If he doesn't answer it's because hes towing his Dads boat back down South.....lovely sounding Bolinder came past us today.

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Theres also Andy Hoyle on Dove. Splendid work.

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I made my own short pipe.

I started with a length of 4 inch stainless tube, slit it along its length, used jubilee clips to pull it in to the right diameter, then drilled and pop riveted through the overlap. Fitted brass D section around the top edge and a strip brass loop - I used copper pop rivets for these.  Then painted with high temperature exhaust paint.

The brass bits were hand bent around a piece of 3 inch steel pipe I happened to have.

All the metal bits were sourced from ebay, exhaust paint from Halfords.

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On 03/10/2019 at 08:55, David Mack said:

I made my own short pipe.

I started with a length of 4 inch stainless tube, slit it along its length, used jubilee clips to pull it in to the right diameter, then drilled and pop riveted through the overlap. Fitted brass D section around the top edge and a strip brass loop - I used copper pop rivets for these.  Then painted with high temperature exhaust paint.

The brass bits were hand bent around a piece of 3 inch steel pipe I happened to have.

All the metal bits were sourced from ebay, exhaust paint from Halfords.

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If only I had done metalwork at school instead of woodwork... 

That's just what I want without the cutter. 

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29 minutes ago, Felshampo said:

If only I had done metalwork at school instead of woodwork... 

I didn't do either...

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Shouldn’t the brass strip around the top be aluminium D section? Ours, made by Dave Parrot, were. I tried to get him to make some chimneys for a very traditional customer a year ago, but he declined. Too busy doing other things.

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10 minutes ago, dave moore said:

Shouldn’t the brass strip around the top be aluminium D section? 

Should??

I rather doubt if aluminium D section was used in working boat days. I suspect it is more likely that a groove would have been rolled into steel sheet to form a ring around the top of the stack, and all painted black.

My use of brass echoes the 'bling' that many boatmen added to the basic company boat.

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I recall aluminium D sections around chimney tops many years ago. You may be right, I’m only too aware of the bling factor sought by working boaters, I strove to emulate them on Resolute, attracting positive comments from the surviving few.

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I'm somewhat dubious that the use of Aluminium (or Stainless Steel) around the top has basis in working boat days.

 

Seems quite likely it is a largelyt modern thing to me.

 

The Dave Parrott chimneys we have don't feature it, though on a mid length pipe the top rim is picked out in white.  (well it was white once!).

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