No wood-burning stove installation is complete with a trusty tube of high temperature silicone sealant.
For obvious reasons, you will want to make sure that the stove and flue is correctly sealed before starting to use it. Any gases and smoke produced by your woodburner need to be burnt in the firebox when flammable, then make their way up your flue pipe.
To avoid smoke seeping into your room, you don’t want any gaps through the components of your stove system where it might get out. Equally, to avoid causing damage to your stove and get the most value from the fuel you burn, you do not want air to be able to get into your stove through such gaps and cause the appliance to operate at too high a temperature.
The solution to both those problems is silicon sealant, like the Heatmate High Temperature Silicone Sealant we sell.
Why use high temperature silicone sealant?
The sealant can withstand temperatures up to 300°C, which makes it the ideal solution to the problems outlined above.
Where can you use high temperature silicone sealant?
The sealant can be used anywhere where you need to seal a gap or joint in your stove system. This might include sealing:
- Where the flue pipe it fitted to the stove.
- Where an external air supply pipe is fitted to the stove.
- Where roof flashing meets the flue pipe.
- Gaps that appear between the cast iron panels of your stove.
- Gaps around the hearth.
Of course, there are lots of other uses for high temperature silicone sealant that don’t involve your woodburner.
What people say about Heatmate High Temperature Silicone Sealant
“Good stuff. Does exactly what it says on the tin, well the tube at least. Easy to apply, and stops all vapour leaks.” – Robert
“Received silicone within a couple of days. Used as a gasket on the flue which worked very well. Had a lot of the tube left so decided to use rest on repairing broken fire lining bricks. This has been very successful and the linings will last for a further few seasons.” – Kevtherev