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Stove Pipe Stainless Steel Hardness
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Rob Hubbard
(robwa10) - F

Locale: England
Stove Pipe Stainless Steel Hardness on 03/28/2011 06:54:39 MDT Print View

I've been looking for a UK supplier of stainless steel to make a stove pipe for a box stove. Can any engineers out there help me?

Tigoat sells tempered stainless and one supplier here gave me a quote for 'springhard' stainless. What's the difference and is the Springhard suitable for a stove pipe?

From researching it would seem that the 'Springhard' has only been cold rolled and not tempered through a heat process but I have limited understanding and knowledge of this area.

Thanks for you help!

Ed Tyanich
(runsmtns) - F - M
Stove Pipe Material on 03/28/2011 07:20:13 MDT Print View


I have used the following from McMaster Carr:

Part #9506K14 for 50" length or
Part # 9784K45 for 100" length

To cut, use a good pair of scissors rather than snips.

Here are the specs:

Shim Stock

Shim Type
Shim Stock Rolls

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Type
Type 301/302/304 Stainless Steel


Thickness Tolerance

Width x Length
12" x 50"

Length Tolerance

Width Tolerance

Rockwell C40-C45

Specifications Met
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

ASTM Specification

Kevin Beeden
(captain_paranoia) - F

Locale: UK
re: tempering on 03/28/2011 12:09:16 MDT Print View

Any temper is likely to be lost rather rapidly when used as a stove pipe, surely...?