How tall is your chimney? (poll)

Bster13 Posted By Bster13, Jan 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

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How tall is your chimney?

  1. 10ft

    1.3%
  2. 15ft

    28.9%
  3. 20ft

    22.4%
  4. 25ft

    28.9%
  5. 30ft

    11.8%
  6. 35ft

    3.9%
  7. 40ft

    2.6%
  1. Bster13

    Bster13
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    Feb 24, 2012
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    Just curious. I have a one story ranch and want a cat stove (low flue temps). Thx.
     
  2. Highbeam

    Highbeam
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    Dec 28, 2006
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    There should be lots of us single story guys between 10 and 15. My cat stove exceeds the minimum requirement of 12' by a foot or two.
     
  3. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz
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    Nov 3, 2006
    7,795
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    Loc:
    Next to nuke plant Berwick, PA.
    27'
     
  4. ScotO

    ScotO
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    My kitchen woodstove (Napoleon 1900p) has a 22' flue at 6"id, while the living room Napoleon NZ3000 has a 16' flue at 7" id. Both are Class A insulated stainless. I DO get a better draw on the taller, smaller id flue. But they both work very well, no problems whatsoever.
     
  5. remkel

    remkel
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    Jan 21, 2010
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    Southwest NH
    ~33-34 feet
     
  6. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7
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    Oct 19, 2012
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    Beavercreek Ohio
    12-13 feet and no issues here. Although I think I am going to add 2-3 feet when I upgrade my stove this spring
     
  7. dorkweed

    dorkweed
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    Vertical height above the stove top is 16 feet.................but that includes 2 back to back doublewall 45's right out the stove top.
     
  8. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill
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    Sep 8, 2009
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    Colorado- near the Divide
    Didn't cast a vote, because I'm 17'8" of verticle rise, but.. my flue pipe is a twisty snake, hardly ideal.
    I will say, I added 4' of class A fairly recently, and it has been an improvement.
    15' of straight up flue would be great, anything taller would only get better with a BK.
     
  9. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR
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    Jul 22, 2008
    7,607
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    Loc:
    Doylestown, PA
    18', 25', 25'
     
  10. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns
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    Dec 10, 2012
    219
    15
    Loc:
    Long Island, NY
    22 ft here i was told by chimney chap
     
  11. ddahlgren

    ddahlgren
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    Apr 18, 2011
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    8 ft of single wall and 5 ft of duravent plus and does meet all codes and seems to draw fair but does make the air control on stove very sensitive. so not sure how that fits in your poll.
     
  12. Gark

    Gark
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    Jan 27, 2007
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    SW Michigan
    A 24' vertical run here with a hard 90 degree turn on it (which I understand reduces the effective vertical run by 5')gives 19 feet vertical. So I chose 20 feet. It takes the exhaust out of the stove and puts it outdoors OK.
     
  13. gtjohn

    gtjohn
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    Nov 27, 2012
    8
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    Loc:
    Thayne, Wy
    8 ft of double wall and about 8 ft of class A.
     
  14. Maple man

    Maple man
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    Nov 27, 2011
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    Loc:
    cairo ny in the catskill mtns
    15 foot run up the side of the house
     
  15. wkpoor

    wkpoor
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    Oct 30, 2008
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    Amanda, OH
    2 runs in a single insulated stone covered chase 35'.
     
  16. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover
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    Dec 25, 2010
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    I voted 15'. Rear-vented into a tee, then 17' up from the stove top.
     
  17. Corey

    Corey
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Midwest
    Been running about 12-13' of insulated SS liner straight up from the stove. But have been having a bit of trouble with smoke spillage on warmer and/or humid days, though the burn rate is OK. This year, I ran an experiment by adding 5' of cheap 6 inch metal furnace duct. Totally different stove. Smoke spillage is 100% eliminated and you can hear the air 'woosh' through the intake.
     
  18. Thor

    Thor
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    Jan 12, 2013
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    Loc:
    Central Pa
    How should we measure our chimney height? From the ground up or should we measure the actual height from where it leaves the stove ?. I have an outside masonry chimney that has a clean out below where the thimble comes out from the house. Measuring from the outside would give a false reading of actually usable chimney.
     
  19. corey21

    corey21
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    Oct 28, 2010
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    Soutwest VA
    14 foot.

    Edit. It is Straight up
     
  20. cygnus

    cygnus
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    Oct 23, 2010
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    Loc:
    Central, NJ
    35'. Just constricted the doghouse air intake to accommodate the insane draft that I never realized was so excessive. Now the stove runs the right way.
     
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  21. wingsfan

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    Dec 1, 2008
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    Loc:
    Jackson,Mi.
    Basement install in single story ranch,,26ft. on the outside.
     
  22. blwncrewchief

    blwncrewchief
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    Aug 30, 2011
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    Loc:
    Northern, IN
    15' straight up. Class A ceiling up, DSP double wall inside.
     
  23. Dix

    Dix
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    May 27, 2008
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    15 & 15.

    Good draft on both.
     
  24. Corey

    Corey
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    Nov 19, 2005
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    Loc:
    Midwest
    Top of stove to the 'sky hole' is what mainly matters. So essentially the 'length of pipe'. Though I do see what you're getting at. My 'chimney' is probably close to 20' measured from the ground, but the draft is created only by the 'flue' going to this stove.
     
  25. nate379

    nate379
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    Never had measured it, but it's roughly 15ish ft.
     

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