Cutting the hole for stove pipe

Davebuech

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So I got my new Sawtooth a few weeks ago. The stove jack has not been cut yet and wondering the best way to do so? I am thinking draw a line around the circumference of the pipe, then cut x and + across with a razor knife. Then push the pipe through.

Sound right or do you cut a complete circle out the circumference of your pipe?

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Hey congrats for your awesome new shelter.I always cut mine like pie slices,for drawing your circle and use a food can about 3" or 4" and find your center and draw few lines and cut.I am surprise Kifaru doesnt cut it?...maybe you order it without a stove?.

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I prefer the star pattern of slits like on the Seek Outside stove jacks. This way you can use different sized stove pipes.
 
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Thanks. Sorta what I was trying to say, yep pie slices. Ok so just a can or something similar in size to the pipe to mark it out. Sounds easy.

Yes, I ordered it without the stove. Pretty sure I am going with the SO SXL stove but haven't ordered it yet.
 

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I used a soup can to outline and my Havalon. Worked great.


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Thanks Colonel. So if I cut 4 inch diameter (for example) and used a 3.5 inch pipe I wouldnt get leaking? I would think to cut it to fit tight but thats a good idea
 

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Thanks Colonel. So if I cut 4 inch diameter (for example) and used a 3.5 inch pipe I wouldnt get leaking? I would think to cut it to fit tight but thats a good idea

Just depends on how you want to do it. There's always a chance that you'd get some water coming in if it's raining pretty good. Then again, its probably raining down your pipe if it's raining that bad. I guess the good thing is any water that did leak in would just fall around or run down the pipe which should be clear of any gear.

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Do you guys with the slits get any burning on the flaps against the pipe?

I cut an oval in the 2 tents I had stoves in...one did have a little leakage
 

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I used a pint beer glass, used the rim traced it and cut out a circle. You want it loose incase with wind picks up the fabric and pulls the pile off the stove. So you want the pipe to slide freely.
 
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