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Stove for 5 inch flue

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by alb, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. alb

    alb New Member

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    Are there any new wood stoves available that can be installed into a 5" flue?

    I have a voucher from the state of Massachusetts to replace an old inefficient stove, therefore the new stove:

    - must be purchased new from a dealer registered with the voucher program (I assume the dealer has to be located in Massachusetts, but I'm not sure).
    - must be installed by the dealer who certifies that the old stove has been taken out of service and the new stove has been properly installed in the same spot.
    - must be able to pass a building inspection.

    I'm told there are stoves that would work ok, but the dealer I've been talking to doesn't think so.

    Thanks for any advice.

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  2. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    If the chimney is extremely tall you may be able to run a 6" stove, but I believe I've read some of the Euro stoves have 5" flues.

    You might be happier if you upgraded to a complete 6" system rather than trying to find any stove that will fit and not be happy with it.

    Matt
  3. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    What was/is using the 5" flue currently?
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Some of the smaller Jotuls and Morsos have a 120mm flue collar which is almost 5". They should work ok. Look at the Morso 2B for instance.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum alb. Woodstock is in that program although they are located in NH. As for the 5" chimney, that is not ideal but if it is tall enough it might work out okay. For sure you will want to make certain your wood is very dry so you don't get creosote because it would not take long to plug that size chimney. Three years after split and stacked = excellent dry wood. Less than that many have lots of problems and with a smaller chimney I'd expect some so you want to make certain of your fuel.
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I would like to second the request for knowing what stove you are replacing. Was it a stand alone stove, or an insert of any type??
  7. alb

    alb New Member

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    Thanks for all your replies and suggestions. The stove we're replacing is a Jotul 118 installed in the basement. It was installed by a previous owner of the house so it's at least 20 years old. The new model (F118 CB) calls for a 6" flue connection, but this one connects to a 5" flue.

    The chimney is not very tall - the house is a ranch.

    It looks like several of the smaller Jotul stoves have a 120 or 125 mm opening, but there is a collar in the US models that flare it out to 6 inches.

    I'll keep working on it - I appreciate your advice.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Why is the F118 being replaced? Is it shot?

    Can you describe the current flue system in detail on the 118 from stove to chimney cap?
  9. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    I think he is wanting to use the MA credit to upgrade to a newer stove.
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I'm sort of a "if it ain't broke" kinda guy. The F1118 is a good workhorse.

    In order to know how well a 6" outlet stove will work we'll need some more info. With a short chimney in the basement this could be a better stove to use unless it is connected to a chimney of larger diameter. It breathes easier than a modern EPA stove. We need specifics and maybe some inside and outside pictures too.

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