Hello New guy here need some advice

LeeB Posted By LeeB, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:12 AM

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  1. LeeB

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    I just purchased a used craft stove insert that i want to put in my shop. It vent out the top through a rectangular opening. It has two door with glass in them no model number that i can find. Also it does have a blower on it. Ive been looking at this forum some and realized how little i know. I have little experience with wood heat despite the fact that I am a plumbing HVAC guy for 20 yrs. Gas furnace, Oil burner, or heat pump I know Wood burners i do not. My plan is to put legs on it get it up off the floor. When it comes to venting it i had planned to build an adapter to convert it to a 6" round pipe go up a little then elbow out the wall and outside to a 8" steel chimney that would be approximately 20 ft tall. is this ok or should i go straight up off the heater through the ceiling then terminate the roof? i would prefer the first idea. After reading a little on here i see some things about cold chimney causing problems. So im here asking for help seems there are some good seasoned people on here. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. valley ranch

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    That sounds fine. You're going horizontal a short distance but than a 20' rise will give plenty of draft. Some will frown at going to a 8" pipe, I see no real problem. I'm guessing the vent on the stove add up to approx 6" is the reason you're not going to 8" from the start.

    I don't think you'll have problem with build up in the upright stack, however you will be able to check that as time goes on and clean it if necessary.
    Post a picture when you finish the install, if it isn't too much of a problem. Have a warm winter.

    Richard
     
  3. begreen

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    This is an insert that never was designed to be a freestanding stove. It will need 36" of clearance in all directions and should be on a concrete floor. The flue should stay 8" all the way. Outside there needs to be a class A chimney, not just a steel pipe. A proper thimble needs to be used going through the wall.
     
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    well said begreen
     
  5. valley ranch

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    Greetings Lee, I have an Nordic insert I installed at the lower ranch a couple years back, it works very well. Inserts are double walled most often, and permit them to be installed closer to the wall, and have a fan to move the warm air cooling the baffle.

    I also have a Buck insert that I plan to add new sealing rope to and install up here at the mountain ranch while I so some work on the centennial which I love.
    It will be great having a stove in your shop. The first stove I had was a barrel stove I made at work it worked well, still have it sitting out back.

    Good luck, stay warm.

    Richard

    Is you shop metal walled?
     
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