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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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"...
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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    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...
  16. 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...
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    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...
  18. 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...
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    Help! Min clearance from power line?

    Hello, im wondering how close my wood fired chimney can be to a power line, I just dont want to worry about melting the power line. The line comes off a pole then over my roof to the drop. Its about the same height and about 3ft away. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Well.... no tee clean out cap on SS Liner

    Hello, I am new to wood burners and this site but hopefully someone can give me some advice. My problem, So i recently had to reinstall a SS liner down my unlined interior chimney for a wood burning stove. I insulated the liner and added a SS Tee with clean out but my friend who was helping...
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    New stove in Old house

    Hi There, hoping for some help on a woodstove install in an old stone house we just bought. The previous owner had an indoor stove, and had to take it out per his insurance company's request, he said it was because the UL sticker on the stove was too damaged to read. He installed an outdoor...
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    Jotul 8 Help, please!

    My landlord installed a Jotul 8 (upgraded from a 600) The chimney configuration is the same. Tested a couple of fires but having trouble with the smoke not going up the chimney even with the glass door open. Wood is not wet or green. From what I read, the draft is full open when slid to the...
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    Do I need to additional insulation to PelletVent Pro rigid liner?

    Hi, Update 9/6/19 : I called Duravent; their associate told me that PelletVent Pro does not need additional insulation. He also mentioned that liner extending 1, or 2 feet above the masonry chimney should not impair the function of the liner. Original post: A first-time installer. The house...
  24. K

    How much slack do I need for PelletVent Pro flex pipe?

    Hello, I am planning to use PelletVent Pro flexible pipe to connect rigid liner to a pellet stove-insert exhuast. The masonary chimney height is 12 feet from hearth to the flue vent. A straight passage of 8' 2" from flue vent to top edge of the damper. PelletVent Pro install instruction reads...
  25. X

    Outside venting

    I just purchased a Harmon XXV, planning to vent it through my chimney, do I need outside air or will chimney have enough draft. (1500 ft Cape, pellet stove in living room, chimney runs from basement through attic, three floors. Yes I have separate ceramic flues in chimney, one for furnace, one...
  26. R

    Masonry Fireplace - Interior Wall/Two Story Home

    We are in the preliminary phases of design of a new house. The wife wants a masonry fireplace on an interior wall and I have questions and concerns about this. On the second floor, the chimney will pass through where the master bedroom/walk in closet will be in. First floor height is 9' and the...
  27. SpaceBus

    Chimney and Liner Products

    My first floor is almost entirely gutted and we are planning significant changes to the house. One of which is a wood cook stove in the kitchen. I have found a UL listed model that does all the things I want and even has a rear vent. I've been reading around the forums and have seen Ventis and...
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    Heat transfer from chimney cavity

    Hi, I have installed a insert/inbuilt fireplace with 6" chimney into the old open fireplace with brick chimney. The fireplace gets hot and has a fan however does not really heat the whole house and I think a lot of heat is missed due to the chimney not being exposed and only the face of the...
  29. jurek

    chimney rebuild

    hello Due to insufficient draw I’m planning to rebuild the chimney and would like to have your opinion. I kind of concluded that my chimney is simply too narrow. it has a 18cm diameter and a length of 4m. The oven has ‘sufficient’ draw with a diameter of only 12cm in the first section. When I...
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    Please help identify this pipe.

    Hi everyone. My wife and I purchased a Woodstock soapstone Ideal steel stove so we could reduce our ridiculous oil bill in our newly purchased home. I am sad to say I have had no succes in getting it installed. Our house has a manufactured stainless steel flue that was installed inside a chase...