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Wood Stove venting question..

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by CK-1, Mar 1, 2006.

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  1. CK-1

    CK-1 Feeling the Heat

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    Simple question for the expers...

    When installing a stand-alone wood stove, do you have to build a chimney or can you just route it outside for venting.. ?

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  2. saichele

    saichele Minister of Fire

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    You don;t have to build a brick chimney, but you need to run class A chimney pipe (essentially a prefab chimney) up through your roof.

    Simple 'dryer vent' kind of deals like they use for pellet stoves aren't going to do it.

    Steve
  3. tutu_sue

    tutu_sue New Member

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    Yes, double wall insulated class A chimney (like Simpson Duravent) through the inside of the house and through the roof, to stove manufacturers recommended height (min. I've seen is 13 ft.). Depending on your specific site, location, climate, could be more. The chimney must be at least 3 feet higher than the highest point where it passes through the roof and at least 2 feet higher than the highest part of the roof or structure that is within 10 feet of the chimney, measured horizontally. You can use single or double wall stovepipe down to the stove. Double wall stovepipe will reduce required clearance to combustibles (like drywall).

    Your best bet is to have all designed and installed by a certified professional, follow local building codes and get all proper permits and inspections.
  4. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    well said Sue. To add to that, if you have a very long run of interior pipe i would recommed that you get double wall black. It will help with draft wich is sometimes hard to get with the newer EPA stoves.
  5. CK-1

    CK-1 Feeling the Heat

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    thanks for the replies..


    I'm not in the market for installing a new chimney. Looks like it might be a Pellet/Corn stove installed in the future for the basement..
  6. joshuaviktor

    joshuaviktor New Member

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    Somebody put up some pictures a while back of why NOT to Direct Vent. Anyone remember?
  7. CK-1

    CK-1 Feeling the Heat

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    The draft from my stove is pretty good. I can get a good 6-7 hours of burn time. So, the Direct Connection Kit for venting stays..
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