I loaded up the tractor trailer with skids to take to our chosen woodshed site, and to economize on trips I also hefted in the two patio stones I wanted to place under the stove as a heat reflector/thermal mass/whatever. Those stones were far heavier than I expected. They were both 24 inches by 30 inches, which I figured would be 25% heavier than a standard two by two foot stone, but instead, they felt to be about 300% heavier! In any case, I put them in the bucket, and off-loaded them at the yurts. In light of their weight, I decided to just carry them right into the yurts and place them right away. After much discussion and work with the yardstick, square, and a washer on a string as a plumb-bob, we had the tiles placed, and then the stove as well. This naturally led to me trying to place a length of stove pipe, and then surprise surprise, it didn't fit!
Argh! I gave the pipe extra crimping, but to no avail. Finally, I decided to measure the pipe - 6 inches, as advertised. Then I measured the stove opening. 5 1/2 inches. Wha'?
In any case, after working my way up to the canvas of the yurt, Donna and Kenny headed off to enjoy the festivities of FinnThunder. I stayed behind to continue my work. I carefully marked out the location for the flashing and, with my heart pounding, cut a 16 inch diameter circle in both the wool felt and canvas with a utility knife.
website again to see if I could cipher out what they had done to make things look nice. This is when I came across something called a "storm collar". Which looked to me like an extra piece of flashing that fit over the main flashing. Redundant, but coincidentally enough that was the word of the day for Kenny and I the previous day! In any case, I was off to town to grudgingly purchase a storm collar.
So, today, it was back to town, but since Home Hardware is closed on Sundays and the forecast called for rain, to Canadian Tire thinking I would buy the kit and take the hit. When I saw that their storm collar was simply a piece of stainless flashing, cut in a "C" shape, I asked the salesman (boy?) for a marker, and traced the "C" onto a piece of flashing at a fraction of the price. I'm so golden!
Within moments of arriving home, Grandpa trotted over to tell us that there was a severe weather warning, high winds and rain coming!