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Old 25-07-2012, 10:03   #1
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Identifying Through-Deck for Heater

I have a dickinson heater running into this through deck heat sink. I lost the cap for it and.am having one heck of a time finding a replacement. Dickinson says they have never seen it. Force 10 doesn't recognize It. Can anyone help me?




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Old 25-07-2012, 10:09   #2
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Re: identifying through-deck for heater

FWIW it's called a deck iron
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Old 25-07-2012, 10:17   #3
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Re: identifying through-deck for heater

It looks to me like you just need the cap and it drops thorugh to the pipe.
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Re: identifying through-deck for heater

I see there are threads inside. Is the bottom part threaded on to the flue pipe? Maybe a short section of flue pipe threaded in to the deck iron with a standard Dickinson flue cap?
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Re: Identifying through-deck for Heater

PO used a screw in deck plate for when it's not being used for stove pipe to pass through?
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Re: Identifying through-deck for Heater

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PO used a screw in deck plate for when it's not being used for stove pipe to pass through?
Could the PO have used a plumbing “floor flange” as a DIY solution?
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I have one on my boat. A deck cap screws into the too when not in use. It used a threaded adaptor to connect to the vent pipe of your choice. I don't remember the brand but it came with the adaptor and deck plate. I got it at faucetts in annapolis. I don't think they carry them anymore. I will do some research and post
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Re: Identifying through-deck for Heater

This is what you have. from ABI but now out of buisness. They are around but few. check used boat parts of ebay. One will show up. Best of luck

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Re: Identifying through-deck for Heater

That's it! Thanks Bad Santa, now if I could only find a replacement cap on ebay.... yeah right.

Gord I tried replacing the three inch deck cap with a bronze three inch cap from Home Depot and the threads were all wrong. The ABI deck cap's threads are way finer than those of the Home Depot ones.

For those of you speculating: My flu doesn't thread into the deck iron it just sort of nestles in there. I then screw a chimney into the threads of the deck iron and when that is not in use I screw the cap onto the deck iron...only I no longer have that cap...sigh.

Thanks for the help guys and great job on that install Bad Santa, you are making me feel like a sloppy boat owner with your fine craftsmanship.
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Re: Identifying through-deck for Heater

Just for future reference, I did end up buying a 3" through-deck, or inspection port on eBay from abi.And it fit perfectly into the threads of my deck iron.
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