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CEMI Concept II Installation question

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by bobsagat, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. bobsagat

    bobsagat New Member

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    Hi there,

    I have a CEMI Concept II insert that I am looking to install. As I started to research how to do the install properly I found that I may have a problem. The stove doesn't have the ability to connect to a stove pipe or chimney pipe. Here is a picture of the stove:

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    When I started to look at how to properly install I found this picture on several websites:

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    The third picture being the way I would be forced to install my insert.

    Is it possible to install this insert safely? The main danger listed is creosote buildup would sweeping the chimney once a year fix this issue?

    I really appreciate any help this great forum can provide.

    Thanks

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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  3. bobsagat

    bobsagat New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. Is it worth it to create a custom fab? Should I just have the chimney cleaned regularly? Should I just sell the stove?
  4. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    These stoves are great, but with the exhaust the way it is really makes them unusable IMHO. I would not waste the $$$ trying to have someone fab up something that might not work, if you can do it yourself and have the equipment to do it then go for it, I have never seen one done before. I would connect it to 8" pipe.

    If you are not up for that challenge then I would sell it and buy a newer stove with a 6" exhaust that you can run a full liner up your chimney with.

    If you post some dimensions and pictures of your fireplace in the Hearth room we can see what stoves will fit your needs.
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    I have the same stove and was able to have a HVAC contractor fab up a stainless steel boot that covers the entire back of the stove and connects to a linear. This is my first year burning and the stove can really put out the heat and is easy to control the temp.
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    How much did he charge you for doing that?
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    I believe it was a $100. When installing the insert it was a really tight fit with the custom boot, i hope when i sweep the chimney I will not have to pull the stove out.
  8. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    With the multiple small tubes for exhaust I would imagine you would need to stick a vacuum down the pipe to get all fallen creosote or take the boot off, if not the next time you light it up all the creosote will catch fire.

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