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Earth stove question

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Sweatlodge, Oct 4, 2011.

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  1. Sweatlodge

    Sweatlodge New Member

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    I've looked at 2 Earth stove now and they both have what appears to be a 1 inch black iron pipe running up the chimney. What is the purpose of the pipe and can the stove function fine with out it????

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    You might have better luck posting this in the classic stove forum.
  3. Brian in Michigan

    Brian in Michigan Member

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    I purchased an Earth Stove last year. Didn't give much attention to this. But while I was welding some seams on it I got wondering this myself. I had an Earth stove over 20 years ago but it was a rear vent and I don't think it had one. It did have the 2 pipes that went up at an angle but no 1" pipe. I hope someone has an answer. I would assume it would be to burn off some residual gasses.
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