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Post  Chrs777 on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 7:01 pm

The instruction say to glue the chimney cowl in place with araldite. Is this going to be permanently strong enough ? I can envisage it dropping down the chimney one day. Has anyone bolted or riveted the cowl in place ?

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Post  TomBreeds Agricultural on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 7:10 pm

what i done with mine is push it up so there isn't any chimney proud of the cowl and it seems tight enough without anything although I do plan maybe putting little copper rivets or dome head screws to be on the safe side.
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Post  LiveSteam on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 7:46 pm

Mines just pushed up as far as it will go and seems to catch nicely on the bolts that hold the line of chimney bolts at the top, it occasionally becomes a little loose but has never slipped down the chimney even on road runs, if I did have that problem think I'd pop a couple of small brass bolts in the rear of it just to secure it. But in 3yrs its not needed it.

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Post  Chrs777 on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 8:09 pm

Thanks for the replys. I may bolt ftom behind 😊

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Post  Mark the spark on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 10:08 pm

I used sum nice wee 1/16 copper rivets

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Post  LazySmurfer on Wed 05 Apr 2017, 11:18 pm

Use a bit of chewing gum, that should hold it Very Happy
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Post  Chrs777 on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 7:17 am

Hi mark, where did you get the rivets and how did you round them off in the inside of the chimney ?

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Post  Mark the spark on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 7:56 am

Hi Chris
got them from EKP and they are very soft so all i did was drill a hole put them in snip off the extra and gently tapped the end flat with a small hammer

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Post  Chrs777 on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 7:59 am

Thanks for the info. I will do the same too.

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Post  Ian on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 8:08 am

Chrs777 wrote:Thanks for the info.  I will do the same too.

If you phone STW we can send you some just ask for some 1/16" x 1/8" copper rivits

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Post  Chrs777 on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 9:48 am

Ok thank you. Will do.

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Post  thehawk on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 1:43 pm

I followed the instructions and used Araldite. Six years later, problem! Very Happy
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Post  Chrs777 on Tue 11 Apr 2017, 4:41 pm

I haven't ended up using any araldite on the cowl. I put in a m3 copper rivet ,cut off flush inside the chimney, then used high temperature thread lock. I think it looks good.

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