Pics or it didn’t happen:
The same part costs the same thing on Amazon: (6″ Chimney Pipe Adapter). Given that ill fitting parts foisted by evil box stores killed several man hours I’ll order online from now on. Lesson learned. The fact that you can climb a ladder and have it installed in 30 seconds makes the high price worthwhile.
This is a “Lock Bond” and it’s a clever little band that locks the adapter to the existing chimney super tight. It’s dirt simple to install but I think $8.99 is pushing the boundaries of acceptable price. I took a photo of the price tag just to complain. Then I found out it costs $9.97 on Amazon: (Selkirk Metalbestos 6T-LB 6-Inch Stainless Steel Locking Band). I guess I’ll shut my mouth. It does look very slick and install in a jiffy so maybe a ten spot is worth it mainly on the “bullshit avoided” front.
This is black pipe. Black pipe is dirt cheap but a drag to work with. This is an old piece from my “stash of old but usable black pipe”. As you can see I’m about to modify it with the super high tech tool called hacksaw.
You work up a sweat hacksawing black pipe but it works. This is old black pipe but it’s entirely serviceable. I assembled the black pipe system from the stove to the chimney out of some new stuff and some old stuff.