I am looking for a recipe for stove blacking. We have a potbelly stove in our kitchen and after the last heavy rain, water traveled down the chimney pipe and lightly rusted the top of the cast iron. PAUL
MLF~To stop that drip from recurring, (if it's rain on the outside of the pipe) wrap a piece of smooth wire around the pipe a few inches out from the thimble. Go all the way around twice. Bring the ends together at the bottom and twist, leaving about an inch of the "pigtail" hanging down. Water will not run past it but will drip off and not come in the house.
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