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using woodstove in fireplace

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Sven1277, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Sven1277

    Sven1277 Member

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    Any advice on adapting a fireplace flue to use for a wood stove? Love the ambiance of the fireplace but want the heating capabilities of a Jotul Oslo. What is the best way to seal the pipe to the flue. I also want it easily removed so we can use the fireplace (for hearth cooking). Thanks for any input.

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  2. chimneylinerjames

    chimneylinerjames Feeling the Heat

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    Best thing to do (also to keep it up to code) is install a stainless steel chimney liner from the stove to the top of the chimney with insulation. You could take some extra insulation and stuff it around the liner where it passes thru the damper in the fireplace.

    That part I do not understand? You would like to remove the wood stove sometimes to use the fireplace sometimes? That is not done easily, it means removing the entire liner.
  3. Eaglecraft

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    Sven:

    If I understand the nature of your question, you want to remove or disconnect the flue from your wood stove so that you can still use your fireplace. This approach isn't practical. Once you install either a woodstove or a wood burning insert into your fireplace, you are committed to that installtion. That's not to say that you can't undo the installation and restore the original fireplace to an operating condition - it can be done - but only with great effort. So I would select a woodstove that you can use for minor "stove top" cooking purposes. I think that there are a few such woodstoves on the market.

    Good Luck with your installation...
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    As others have said . . . having a detachable flue is not really that practical.

    If cooking is desired you can cook stews and other simmering foods on top of most stoves . . . or you can burn down to coals and use a Dutch oven. Last year I cooked a few rib eyes in a cast iron skillet on the coals -- some of the best steaks I have ever eaten.
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  5. Macpolski

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    I've been burning an Englander 13-NC for 5 years now in my fireplace using the existing masonry chimney. Thinking of installing a SS liner. Is single wall all that is needed? Insulation? What type of insulation? Thank you in advance.
  6. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    I got to try that.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    It's good . . . I dug out my cast iron frying pan the other day . . . I'm thinking a chuck eye (too poor to afford rib eye these days) might be dinner for Friday or Saturday night.
  8. dougand3

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    Welcome, Sven. If this is a masonry FP, a short leg stove would be good - have some room to cook on top. Or an insert that sticks out a good bit - some cooktop.

    Welcome, Macpolski. It's best to start your own thread to get targeted answers. Eg: "NC-13 in a fireplace - do I need liner?"
  9. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    Another idea (?) is a front loading stove that you can use with a screen for "ambiance" - I don't know but have always assumed one like that would be a good candidate for popcorn, s'mores, etc.
  10. etiger2007

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    So you just rake the coals till flat and put the pan on the coals? Chuck eye is a good flavored steak, I like to shred the chuck eye after grilling and make steak sandwiches out of them.
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And just remember to season before taste, coat with olive oil and flip after a couple of minutes.
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  12. chimneylinerjames

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    Single wall will work, the smooth inner wall is better for wood, less creosote build up an better draft, but both can work. Insulation is needed for wood, it keeps the smoke warm and keeps the draft strong. There is insulation kits sold along with the liners. It is special insulation with a foil backing designed for chimney liners.

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