Rear vent wood stove through masonry fireplace

dmack Posted By dmack, Jun 17, 2013 at 8:56 PM

  1. dmack

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    Thanks for all the great information on wood stoves! I'm posting some pictures of my install to return the favor. My application is a masonry fireplace with full clay liner. Had it cleaned and inspected before the install. Stove is a Quadrafire Cumberland Gap. I decided to use the rear vent feature so I could exhaust through the existing fireplace.
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    I extended the existing hearth by 24" to get the required clearances. My hearth extension is two pieces of flagstone floating on 1/2" Micore 300 mineral fiberboard. BTW I have a couple pieces of the Micore left if anyone near West Chester PA needs any.
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    I got a stainless steel flexible chimney liner, insulation kit, and stove pipe from Chimney Liner Depot. I removed my fireplace damper plate and cut out a small section of the damper plate frame to let the liner pass through.
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    Connected the tee and the tee cap to the flexible liner.
    I used some of the leftover Micore 300 to block off the damper opening around the liner.
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    Then I added the snout and moved the stove into place.
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    Moved the stove into its final position and made the connection to the stove pipe. Hope this helps someone!
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    Very nice job! Thanks for the pictures. This is a great example of how it should be done.
    See! extending the hearth isn't a big deal and it looks nice. I hope a lot of people that are scared of extending their hearth see this.
     
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    Beautiful job. I've always liked this stove. Thanks for the visual documentation. You should have a great stove warming the house next winter.
     
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    I like the idea of the Micore as a block off plate instead of sheet metal.
     
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    I love the stove and love the instal.
     
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    Nice job.
    I have the same setup but you just reminded me that I need to install my block off plate.
     
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    Need to do the same thing -- except may do two 45 elbows. How is this performing dmack? (If you manage to see this).
     
  10. dmack

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    I'm happy with it so far. It drafts well even with the rear vent and 15 Ft chimney. Not sure how it would perform with 2 45's. After the cleanout tee, my liner pretty much goes straight up. Burn times are not as long as I had hoped for but probably due to my wood. I get about 4 to 6 hours from a full load. I'm still playing with it and trying to figure it out. Good luck!
     
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    Nice job. I hope you enjoy it.
     
  12. markdolan

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    I recently bought the exact same stove. Very disappointed in burn times. I've tried every setting and have experimented with various species of wood and all I can get is roughly 3 to 5 hours of burn-time on a full load (hot). I suspect my 25 foot liner (direct) is causing an unusually strong draw which is causing the very active fire even at low burn settings. I was wondering if putting a damper in the pipe would help? I added a damper in the pipe to an old magnolia stove I bought at Tractor Supply in my barn and it really has helped control the fire and extend burn times. However, I have noticed a white powdery substance on the surface of the box ever since I did this. Perhaps the steel is overheating and leaching out something?
     
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    thats awesome. ill have to show this to the wife. been trying to convince her our next one should be a freestanding stove
     
  14. dmack

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    Not sure if a flue damper would help with burn times. Sounds like a good question for some of the more experienced wood burners.
     
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    im liking every bit of that action!

    great stove , nice looking well thought out installation. somebody did his homework on this one.

    all around great job my friend, that stove's gonna rule in that hookup!
     
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    Lot smarter install than this one.

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    <sigh> im guessing someone ran out of funding
     
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    or common sense.
     
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    Helps me - that's the exact same install I'll be looking at, including the hearth extension, hopefully this spring...just have to get rid of that dang propane insert first.
     
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    Great set up, how is the quadrafire wood stove performing?
     
  21. dmack

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    It's performing well. With the blower, it really heats my family room, dining room, and kitchen! I'm happy with it.
     
  22. Smoked

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    That is nice work. How did you attach the block off plate though. I just did one out of sheet metal and it was a bit of work. Need to do a second one and not sure i want to take the same path.
     

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