DuraBlack

Discover Unmatched Warmth and Safety with DuraBlack by DuraVent – Your Ultimate Fireplace Solution!

Product Description

Elevate your home heating experience with DuraBlack by DuraVent Fireplaces. Engineered for excellence, our single-wall interior stovepipe ensures a seamless connection between wood stoves and manufactured chimneys, providing both efficiency and style. Trust DuraBlack for a fireplace solution that combines innovation, safety, and enduring quality.

Product Features

Safety First: DuraBlack must be installed with at least an 18” clearance to combustibles, reducing the risk of vent-related fires. Follow our comprehensive installation instructions for a secure and worry-free fireplace experience.

Versatile Connector Options: Choose between the “Locking Tab” or “Trim Ring” style connectors for a personalized and easy installation process. DuraBlack adapts to your needs.

Durable Construction: Crafted with precision, DuraBlack components are built to last. Avoid fire hazards with our robust and damage-resistant materials.

Easy Installation: Follow our step-by-step installation procedure to seamlessly integrate DuraBlack into your home. Maintain required clearances to combustible materials for a safe and efficient setup.

Enhanced Rigidity: Increase the stability of your fireplace system with three sheet metal screws spaced around each joint. Your safety is our priority.

Optional Trim Collar: For “Locking Tab” style connectors, add a touch of elegance with the optional Trim Collar. Secure it with sheet metal screws for a polished finish.

Limited Lifetime Warranty: Trust in DuraVent’s commitment to quality. We offer a limited lifetime warranty on DuraBlack products, ensuring your peace of mind.

DuraBlack

Product Specifications

Material: High-quality, durable materials designed to withstand the rigors of fireplace use.

Clearance Requirements: Must be installed with a minimum 18” clearance to combustible materials to prevent vent-related fires.

Connector Options:

Locking Tab: Securely engage the top of the rim of the Ceiling Support Box for a robust connection.
Trim Ring: Attach using pre-punched holes and sheet metal screws, providing a sleek finish.
Installation Requirements:

Follow detailed installation instructions provided.
Warranty void if installation deviates from guidelines.
Consult local building codes before installation.
Optional Trim Collar:

Enhance aesthetics with the Trim Collar for “Locking Tab” connectors.
Secure with provided sheet metal screws.
Pipe Sections:

Single-wall interior stovepipe design.
Rotate sections to position seams facing the wall for optimal installation.
Safety Measures:

Slip Connector ensures a secure fit and prevents creosote leakage.
Three sheet metal screws recommended for added stability, especially around joints and elbows.
Compatibility:

Connects wood stoves to manufactured chimneys.
Consult the DuraVent Catalog for adaptors if needed.
Height Adjustment:

Vertical adjustment allows up to 10” of flexibility for varying installations.
No cutting required for top and bottom Pipe Section connection.
Odor Note:

DuraBlack pipe may exhibit a moderate paint-like odor during initial uses, normalizing after a few appliance operations.
Warranty:

Limited lifetime warranty on all DuraBlack components.
Warranty transferable from the original homeowner to the buyer of the home.
Maintenance:

Regular inspection and cleaning recommended.
Inspect chimney after a chimney fire and obtain approval from a certified Chimney Sweep before reuse.
Disclaimers:

Not a UL listed product.
Do not burn corn, bio-fuels, driftwood with salt, preservative-treated lumber, plastic, household trash, or garbage in the appliance or fireplace.

Installation Options

Ceiling Support Box:

Insert adapter or Connector section into the Ceiling Support Box.
Position with seams facing the wall and the smooth side facing the room.
For “Locking Tab” connectors, push the pipe until locking notches engage the rim of the hole.
For “Trim Collar” style, insert the pipe, slide on the trim collar, drill holes, and affix with provided screws.
Support Box Placement:

Ensure the Support Box is positioned for:
At least an 18” clearance from the combustible wall.
A protrusion of at least 2” below the ceiling.
Reposition if necessary to meet clearance requirements.
Trim Collar (Optional):

For “Locking Tab” style connectors, slide the Trim Collar over the Slip Connector until next to the bead.
Drill holes in the Support Box using the Trim Collar guide and affix with provided sheet metal screws.
Pipe Section Connection:

Slide the first Pipe Section upwards over the Slip Connector, ensuring the seam faces the wall.
Push the Pipe Section upwards about 1 inch to be held in place by the Slip Connector.
Install the second Pipe Section on the stove collar or appliance adapter with the seam facing the wall.
Connecting Top and Bottom Pipe Sections:

Align Pipe Sections vertically and adjust for height.
Push upwards against the top Pipe Section, allowing it to slide up the outside of the Slip Connector (up to 10” adjustment).
Drop the top Pipe Section into the lower Pipe Section.
Fasten the pipe assembly to the appliance with screws if possible.
Safety and Rigidity Measures:

Use three sheet metal screws equally spaced around each joint for safety and system rigidity.
If using 90-degree elbows, be aware of potential creosote leakage due to inherent spacing.
Ceiling Height Considerations:

For ceilings higher than 8 feet, obtain additional Pipe Sections from your dealer to accommodate the height.
Odor Note:

DuraBlack pipe may exhibit a moderate paint-like odor during initial uses, which is normal and dissipates after a few appliance operations.

Fuel Types

Wood

Fuel Type Application

Wood

Clearances and Cavity Measurements

Clearances:

Maintain an 18” clearance to combustible materials for DuraBlack installation.
Clearances are crucial to prevent vent-related fires and ensure safety.
Ceiling Support Box Placement:

Ensure the Support Box is positioned with:
At least 18” clearance to the combustible wall.
Protrusion of at least 2” below the ceiling.
Trim Collar Style:

For “Trim Collar” style connectors, drill holes in the Support Box using the collar guide.
Affix the Trim Collar with provided sheet metal screws.
Cavity Measurements:

Measure and verify the cavity where the DuraBlack will be installed.
Confirm that the Support Box, Slip Connector, and Pipe Sections fit securely within the cavity.
Elbow Considerations:

If using 90-degree elbows, be cautious about potential creosote leakage due to inherent joint spacing.
Inspect and ensure proper clearances for elbows.
Ceiling Height Adjustments:

For ceilings higher than 8 feet, obtain additional Pipe Sections from your dealer.
Adjust the pipe system accordingly to accommodate the additional height.
Safety and Rigidity Measures:

Use three sheet metal screws around each joint for safety and system rigidity.
Especially crucial if there are any elbows in the system.
Inspection and Compliance:

Regularly inspect the installation for compliance with local building codes.
Ensure the installation follows DuraVent and appliance manufacturer’s instructions.

Warranty

Limited warranty

Product Highlights

Elevate your fireplace experience with DuraBlack by Duravent, a stellar choice for connecting wood stoves to manufactured chimneys. Crafted with precision and safety in mind, DuraBlack ensures top-notch performance while adding a touch of sophistication to your home.

Unparalleled Safety Features:
DuraBlack stands out with its unwavering commitment to safety. With an essential 18” clearance to combustibles, this single-wall interior stovepipe guarantees a secure connection, minimizing the risk of vent-related fires. The support box placement ensures optimal distancing from combustible walls, setting a new standard for fireplace safety.

Versatile Installation Options:
Whether you have a preference for the “Locking Tab” style or the “Trim Collar” style, DuraBlack caters to your installation needs. The versatility in connector pipe styles, along with straightforward instructions, ensures a hassle-free and customized setup, making it an ideal choice for DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Robust Construction and Easy Assembly:
Constructed with durability in mind, DuraBlack boasts robust pipe sections that effortlessly slide and lock into place. The locking tab connectors and trim collar options simplify the assembly process, allowing for a seamless connection between the support box and your wood stove or appliance adapter. No detail is overlooked, ensuring a snug fit and reliable performance.

Adaptable for Various Configurations:
Whether you’re dealing with a straight vertical installation or incorporating 90-degree elbows, DuraBlack adapts effortlessly. The design allows for adjustments in height, and additional pipe sections are readily available for ceilings exceeding 8 feet. This adaptability makes it a versatile choice for various room configurations and setups.

Reliable and Backed by Warranty:
DuraBlack comes with the assurance of a limited lifetime warranty, showcasing the manufacturer’s confidence in the product’s quality. With proper installation and maintenance, DuraVent ensures that your fireplace experience remains not only stylish but also backed by lasting reliability.

Company Overview for Manufacturer

Duravent, Inc. stands as a trailblazer in the realm of innovative fireplace solutions, redefining the standard for venting systems with a commitment to quality, safety, and performance. Founded on the principles of excellence, Duravent has become a trusted name in the industry, known for its cutting-edge products that elevate the functionality and aesthetics of residential and commercial fireplaces.

At the core of Duravent’s philosophy is the vision to enhance the fireplace experience by providing top-tier venting solutions. Their mission revolves around crafting products that prioritize safety, efficiency, and design, ensuring that each customer enjoys the warmth of their fireplace with peace of mind.

Duravent’s extensive product portfolio encompasses a wide range of venting solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of their clientele. From the DuraBlack series, designed to connect wood stoves to manufactured chimneys, to advanced venting systems like Ventinox® and PolyPro®, Duravent products reflect a harmonious blend of innovation and craftsmanship.

With a focus on exceeding industry standards, Duravent products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet and surpass the expectations of customers. The commitment to quality extends from the selection of premium materials to the manufacturing processes, resulting in venting solutions that stand the test of time.

Duravent takes pride in fostering strong connections with its customers. The company welcomes feedback, ideas, and input, viewing these interactions as opportunities for continuous improvement. The dedicated customer service team is readily available to provide assistance, technical support, and product information, ensuring a seamless experience for every Duravent customer.

FAQs

Q: What is DuraBlack by Duravent?
A: DuraBlack is a single-wall interior stovepipe designed for connecting wood stoves to manufactured chimneys.

Q: What are the installation clearances required for DuraBlack?
A: DuraBlack must be installed with at least an 18″ clearance to combustibles.

Q: Is DuraBlack a UL-listed product?
A: No, DuraBlack is not a UL-listed product.

Q: Can I install DuraBlack with damaged components?
A: No, installation of any damaged DuraBlack component is not recommended and will void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Q: What styles of connector pipes are available for DuraBlack?
A: DuraBlack offers “Locking Tab” and “Trim Ring” styles for attaching connector pipes to the support box.

Q: How should I position the Support Box during installation?
A: The Support Box should be positioned so that the single-wall pipe is at least 18″ from the combustible wall, and the box protrudes at least 2″ below the ceiling.

Q: Can DuraBlack be installed by unauthorized modification of components?
A: No, any unauthorized modification of DuraBlack components is not allowed and will void the warranty.

Q: What should I do if my ceiling is higher than 8 feet?
A: Obtain additional Pipe Sections from your dealer to accommodate the additional height.

Q: Is a paint-like odor normal during the initial use of DuraBlack?
A: Yes, DuraBlack may exhibit a moderate paint-like odor during the first few uses, which is a normal curing process of the finish.

Q: Can DuraBlack be used with 90-degree elbows in the system?
A: While possible, the use of 90-degree elbows may permit creosote leakage due to inherent spacing at the joints.

Q: How can I increase the rigidity of the DuraBlack system?
A: To increase rigidity, use three sheet metal screws equally spaced around each joint, especially if there are any elbows in the system.

Q: Can I burn corn, bio-fuels, or other materials in the DuraBlack system?
A: No, materials like corn, bio-fuels, driftwood with salt, preservative-treated lumber, plastic, household trash, or garbage should not be burned in the DuraBlack system.

Q: Is the DuraVent warranty transferable?
A: Yes, the DuraVent warranty is transferable from the original homeowner to the buyer of the home.

Q: What is the warranty duration for DuraBlack?
A: DuraBlack is covered by the DuraVent limited lifetime warranty, subject to certain conditions and limitations.