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Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by frankinri, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Rigid is much heavier gauge pipe. It can take a licking and still be ticking. You still may need to transition to flex at the damper . The hearth requirements vary with the stove. Some are ember protection only and others need substantial hearth insulation.

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're installing the appliance upstairs, and accessing this existing chimney is a bother (which it will be), is it possible for you to just go straight up & out through the house with an all new metal flue/chimney?

    (If I've mis-read what your intentions are for the appliance installation, please disregard and forgive me.)

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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Your questions about the floor and the walls...the answer is a resounding YES...these will have to be addressed to ensure a safe installation.
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    There is also an attic above the room here. Plus I would then have another pipe in the attic and another hole in the roof. I like the idea of using the chimney for a cleaner install because it's already there. Plus it's in the middle of the house and I think this would be the best place for the install.
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    Ceramic tile on the floor is not sufficient? What would have to be put on the walls and ceiling?
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    That all depends on the stove. Clearance and hearth requirements are specified in the manufacturer's installation instructions.
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