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  1. R

    Flue Sizing - Based on the Unique Variables

    As a practical thought experiment, what diameter of class A chimney would be advisable based on these variables? The appliance has a firebox with the dimensions: 32in Long 19in Wide 20in High The appliance can burn wood, coal and oil. The rated BTU outputs for the fuel types are: Wood: 135,000...
  2. E

    Possible Chimney Blockage see photo

    Check out the photo with my post. I have a Wood Burning Fireplace insert that was installed in 2011 when the home was constructed. Smoke has started coming in if the door is opened really badly. I started seeing ghost flames and that’s when I said no more burning until I figure it out. I ran a...
  3. G

    Flue and Chimney cleaning

    New to wood stoves and Hearth. Had my chimney cleaned (Napoleon S9 with flue and chimney) a couple weeks ago. Now I am hearing a lot of what I assume is creosote falling in the flue when I light a fire. I was nervous about safety because I bought this house a year ago and don’t know the...
  4. J

    How to remove these stains?

    Best way to clean off these stains? I read ammonia, soap, and salt, but not sure if anyone has any experience with this? Our glass cleaner says for masonry aswell not sure if that would work?
  5. coffeecup86

    Question about new lines chimney

    Hiya folks. I made a couple threads last season, I’ll give a quick back story. Recently bought a house. It had a pellet stove vented into a 8in terracotta lined chimney. Yikes. We replaced the pellet stove with a wood stove. We had a lot of issues getting fires going in the dead of winter...
  6. EncoreInMass

    How do I remove this Tee base Cap? (With Pictures)

    Hello, I use to be a wood burner (Name) but now we're a pellet house. Ravelli RV100 Classic (LOVE IT) We're burning early this year and I wanted to DIY sweep the chimney. I already have all the gear and was set to go when I hit this speed bump. How do I get this Tee base cap off? I can tell it...
  7. O

    Which Way Should I Go?

    Hi Folks, Here's what I have: Chimney: internal, within an 1850s Cape Cod (2-story, with an "L"), with a 20-25 feet run from the ground floor to the top, now properly capped at the top against rain/critters/downdrafts. Chimney is clay-lined (6"x6" liner). New Wood-Burning Cookstove: ABC...
  8. RomanW

    Chimney Retrofit?

    Hey everyone. So my home has an old Superior wood burner with destroyed refractory panels (We bought the home a few months ago), and during the process of trying to find replacements, we decided to scrap that idea and go the wood stove route. Save some money, keep it away from the gas man...
  9. M

    Chimney Question

    Good evening all, We are first time homebuyers and new to wood stoves. We just bought 4 cords of wood and have a few questions below. Our existing chimney looked a little funky, so we investigated and found a 8” pipe fit over a 6” chimney. Pictures attached. Does this look code compliant, or...
  10. W

    chimney installation

    Hello to everybody ! I want to install an ironcast kitchen wood stove 9.5 kw with 5 inch flue pipe in my home that it have a kitchen also. The best place to be fit as per houses place is almost to center of home. The roof is wooden with tiles tringle shape. Because i dont want to drill the top...
  11. C

    Creosote running down wall

    My husband and I recently bought a house with a wood stove and the first time (and only time) we tried to use it last fall it started to leak black liquid down from where the pipe and wall meet, but it leaks even when we don't use it! We've had chimney people come out and inspect it and have...
  12. W

    Superior WCT6940 installation cost?

    Has anyone had a Superior's WCT6940 / Astira Montecito Estate fireplace installed? We were looking to have a fireplace installed and get the EPA tax credit. We don't have a chimney so we would need that built also. About 30 feet worth. We got a quote for 40k to include the Superior WCT6940...
  13. F

    Wire brush on metal chimney -- how bad to use once more?

    We moved into a house with a woodstove three years ago. We've had a chimney sweep come twice, and I'd like to try taking that on myself this year. The chimney is metal (shown in photos), and I've read here that a wire brush isn't recommended for metal chimneys (and that a SootEater is). But I'm...
  14. TheBurghBees

    Venting Wood Stove Into Back of Chimney

    Hi All! New to the Forum. We are in the midst of a sun room remodel. This space is an insulated enclosed porch, adjacent to our living room. The existing wood-burning fireplace in the living room will require a new liner (at best) and/or insert to become functional again. We haven't yet...
  15. S

    Did my roofers mess up my chimney?

    Recently had my roof replaced and after the job my outer pipe for my chimney was off center, roofers said it wasn’t a problem but recently my chimney started leaking smoke into my house at the top near the ceiling. I’m trying to work with my roofers to resolve this but they don’t think that the...
  16. J

    Potential poor True North TN20 wood stove insert install.

    First timer. I look forward to learning and participating in the forum. I also appreciate the time of all contributors. I wont give you the sob story of how I believe I was mislead on the install of the True North TN20 insert. I've attached pictures to hopefully get some help ensuring my...
  17. T

    I got ripped off, didn’t I?

    Hey there! I have a 1906 home that has three old coal burning fireplaces. They’ve been closed up for a long time, but we wanted to convert one to a vented gas log fireplace and hired a local guy who assured us he was licensed and insured and has been in the business for years. He was courteous...
  18. B

    Gas Conversion - Chimney Repair?

    I want to convert my wood burning fireplace to a natural gas insert. I've had two reputable companies come out and bid on the job. My chimney has some significant structural damage, and both suggested a partial rebuild of the chimney stack and crown (around $7k). That it is in addition to the...
  19. L

    Help identifying insulated chimney pipe 8" I'd 10"od

    Hi hearth folks, I'm in desperate need of a clean out tee for my chimney stack and in order to find one I have to identify the type of pipe it is. Pictures are attached below. It's stainless chimney insulated 8" Id and 10" od. Also where does one buy 8" chimney products in Ontario Canada. Seems...
  20. C

    Sealed flue - am I going to have problems?

    Had the top of my 120yr old chimney rebuilt. One of the flues is only about a bricks wythe, unlined, and unused. This corridor is was open from the top all the way to the basement and not connected to anything but it is open in the basement. The contractor took the liberty of ignoring the...
  21. W

    Wood fireplace chimney reducer

    I recently bought a house that had an old existing wood burning fireplace. I decided to replace the fireplace with a new wood burning fireplace, but then convert it to gas. I wanted to keep the existing chimney which is double walled galvanized steel (outer) which is 11" on the outside and 8"...
  22. C

    Chimney Brand identification game

    Hi there, I have 36' in 4' lengths of used Class A stainless steel chimney that I intend to use for heating my workshop with a wood stove. My problem is that I live in rural Nova Scotia and no stores in a reasonable distance from me carry what I have or can identify it for me. So I will have to...
  23. B

    Wood Burning Fireplace - Small broken Piece of Clay Flue Liner - Need a New Liner?

    Hi, Just had my wood burning fireplace cleaned/swept. First time cleaned in a number of years. During the cleaning, a small piece a clay flue liner section (broke off) and came down. The piece fell from a section that is about 8' or so above the smoke chamber, so not reachable from either...
  24. S

    Full DIY - First Wood Stove - Castleton 2020 Model Soapstone install

    Hello everyone! Over the last few months I have been researching YouTube and reading this forum constantly to learn as much as I can about safety and proper installation / usage of wood stoves. Thanks for all the great info! I am building my own hearth / back wall covering, and installing a...
  25. T

    Chimney/ air intake placement (DIY Project)

    Hello, I am new to the forum and looking for suggestions and help with relocating my pellet stove in my basement (came with the house installed). I have a few questions regarding chimney placement and air intake to the outside. I will provide pictures at the end. 1) I am going to use a core...
  26. Euphoria

    [Questions] I'm new to pellet burners, I have a few questions regarding pellets

    Hey everyone, I have a few questions regarding pellets as I'm quite new to pellet stoves. I've moved into my new home at the beginning of the year, it's in a new country and I don't speak the language yet so attempting to ask the locals hasn't helped. I used the pellets the stove dealer...
  27. M

    Help! This thimble ain't simple!

    Dear All, My first post! Thanks for all the great info I've found here while researching a replacement stove! But now that I've got one I'm running into trouble! While swapping out our old Firelight 12 for a new-to-me 2012 Jotul F500 Oslo, I discovered the fireclay thimble was cracked and...
  28. M

    Help with indoor wood furnace

    I am wanting to install an indoor wood furnace into my basement. My chimney has a thimble at the first floor where I have a wood stove, the thimble in the basement currently has a oil furnace connected to it. The heat exchanger recently cracked on the oil furnace so I am wanting to put a wood...
  29. H

    Help! We have this stove but we dont know how to use it!!

    My girlfriend has this stove in her sun room, but we are unsure if it is safe to use. I will attach photos maybe someone can shed some light on this thing. someone spent a lot of money to have it installed but i am not convinced the people who installed it knew what they were doing. It...
  30. H

    Chimney Pipe

    I am installing an Pacific Energy Super 27 Wood stove. Where I am placing this stove my single wall black pipe will need to go up for 4' then 45 degrees for 12" and then straight up for 8' before going out the roof. I have looked in the manual but I do not see anything that says this cannot be...