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    Does my fireplace chimney flue look good for installing a wood stove insert with a flue? (just swept it)

    Dear Community! I have moved into a house where the fireplace had a wood stove insert from the very beginning and for 23 years. Although, they put it directly into the fireplace flue, without any additional liner, so the existing flue liner was filthy as the chimney sweep guy said. Previous...
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    Questions about prefab fireplace removal

    Hello, I had a prefab fireplace removed. The flue pipe was left in and the chase cover at the top closed off the chimney. There was a bottom vent left there. I noticed some water on the underside of the fire stop. Is it recommended to close off the vent here? To stop the flow of cold air...
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    Proper Air Control & Throat Flue Damper Operation for an old Fisher Insert

    Hello! New member / First time poster. First off, thank you for your website - it is full of excellent advice and has been a tremendous resource to me! I have a question about best practice / most efficient use of the air controls and flue dampers on my “old” Fisher wood stove insert...
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    Ventis HE1240 Not Drafting Properly

    I have a Ventis HE1240 insert. I had it installed about 3 months ago, it's been working great. Except the last week we've been getting pretty steady rain and now when I start a fire when the door is first cracked, I get a ton of smoke pouring into the house. This wasn't happening previously...
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    nashua nfp-2 install!

    Hello! New member here! I grew up from basically birth all the way until I was 19 years old, using and familiarizing myself in the use of the family wood stove. Now that was 15 years ago and I fondly remember the days of stoking and chopping. However, I was not born prior to the stoves...
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    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...
  7. Sun&Snow

    Flue Access Covers Legal in U.S.?

    I see all kinds of flue access covers being sold in the U.K., but not here. Could it be a code issue? You use a hole saw and then wrap this around it with a high-temp liner. What could go wrong? https://www.stoveindustrysupplies.com/stainless-steel-flue-access-soot-door-cover-6inch
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    Napoleon s25i install question(s)

    Probably 2 or 3 separate threats combined in one but anyways … As far as the install, on p. 11 of the manual it says to remove the fireplace damper or fasten it permanently open and then it goes into sealing off the damper area around the liner…suggests installing a piece of 24 ga steel in the...
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    Blaze King ke40 Installation

    I have been looking at getting a Blaze King King 40 and the manual has an image showing no less than 2' from the top of the stove to the bottom of a horizontal pipe. They recommend 3' for that distance. I currently have an 8" horizontal run through my wall at 53" from the bottom of that pipe...
  10. 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...
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    Help! Need to identify twin wall flue

    Hi Can anyone help identify what brand this twin flue is as i cannot seem to find it. Also took a photo of the sticker I found on the inside. Thank you for any help!
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    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...
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    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...
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    How to light an anthrcite fire while keeping the flue hot

    Hi all, I got my first stove installed a few weeks ago, it's an Aarrow Ecoburn Plus 5 Widescreen. I have been experimenting with the best fuel that is officially supported by my stove and manufacturer. I find anthrcite ovoids to provide the best heat and duration. Kiln logs burn through at a...
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    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...
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    4in pellet pipe for godin stove

    Hello, We have built a glass greenhouse (Michigan) and recently purchased a vintage Godin coal stove. We are planning on burning wood in the stove but we are having no luck finding 4in pipe and accessories. First of all, We only plan on using this once in a while in the winter. It will not be...
  17. Pert86

    Confused about how to use the damper

    Hi! We just installed our first wood stove and today was the first day we’ve run it all day. I’m reading mixed things about the flue and am real confused. It’s all over the internet to never close the flue (is that the same thing as the damper?!) while the fire is going at all and only close it...
  18. Misty818

    Chimney Smell - Toxic?

    I have been having a smoke smell in my house for a couple months or so. It had gotten very strong. I thought it was from the recent fires that were in the area, but the smell remained even after the smell outside had gone. This morning I realized that I’d left my flue open since the beginning...
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    New home owner wood insert questions

    Hi Everyone, New user here, new home owner and a bit nervous. I am sorry if this has been explained, I just couldn't find answers that lined up with my wood insert and how it was installed/functioning. My wife and I just purchased a house and were excited to try the wood insert that came...
  20. wilderness88

    Clay tile flue with big offsets - can I chip them?

    Hey team, This is my first post on the forum, and I'm excited to see if I get some answers. I've got a 5" SS liner that I can't fit down my existing clay tile liner in my chimney. The interior dimensions of the clay liner are 5.5" x 5.5", and some of the clay tiles are offset by a bit...
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    Horizontal Flue / Outside Chimney in Minnesota

    We are updating our wood burner as part of a renovation project. The unit will be an RSF Opel 2C (with the cat). The unit will be directly adjacent to a wall (West if it matters). The dealer has told me it would be a terrible idea to run out horizontally, then up with Class A chimney outside...
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    Smoke Up One Flue and Down The Other -- Help!

    Hi, First time poster, and also first-time homeowner (...if I had only known!) Anyways -- I have a dual-flue chimney that supports an upstairs fireplace, as well as a basement wood stove. Facing the chimney indoors, the upstairs fireplace is the right flue, and the basement stove is the...
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    Aga Lawley, Flue attachment / adapter needed

    Hi, I’ve got an Aga Lawley stove that I’m struggling to connect to the flue system. The problem seems to be the sizing of the spigot from the stove and what I put on this to make it compatible with a standard 150mm flue system. The external diameter of the spigot is 146mm and internal 133mm...
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    Moving a stove and installing a flue liner

    I moved last year to a house in southern Vermont. The house came with a woodstove with a suboptimal installation. The stove itself (a old Vermont Castings Resolute III) is in good shape, but the exhaust goes through a wall as Class A pipe, makes a right angle bend, and then enters the outside...
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    Brick Chimney leak

    My brick chimney is leaking on the inside with heavy rains. In the picture seems like the obvious spot that it is leaking from. Would you all agree that this is the probablentry point for water? Also, what kind of sealant is best to use here? Thanks!
  26. PNWwoodstove

    From 8” chimney pipe to 6”pipe

    Hi, I picked up Vermont Castings Defiant Encore woodstove that had 8 inch piece of pipe with it. Although the opening in the stove is oval shape, I found the reducer to 6” in “Costal” for my particular stove. It’s an daapter from oval shape hole that fits 6 inch pipe. The newer version of...
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    Is this normal? Chimney question

    Last year we had a chimney fire and a local sweep told me I would have to replace any of the flue tiles that are cracked. I was hoping to get to this earlier in the year, but I'm sure everyone knows how that goes. I finally made my way up and started my inspection. All 5 of the tiles are...
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    Regency Hampton HI300 flue baffle removal

    Hello, First post here. I have a Regency Hampton HI300 wood insert. The previous owner of my home had it installed, so I don't have a ton of history with it. My chimey has clay liners (3), and the center liner has a flexible steel pipe in it which is connected to the insert below. I cleaned the...
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    Chimney Flue insulation

    Hey, was wondering if someone could point me in a direction or answer a question for me. I have a savannah Drolet stove. It is in a room with a high ceiling and goes to a double insulated pipe through the drywall then out of the roof. My question is how do I insulate the opening better? The...
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    Fireplace flue - unusual blob

    Hi, We've got an unusual blob formed on the external wall of the chimney flue. Just wondering if you have seen anything like that before and know what it could be? The flue kit has been installed new in Sept-Oct 2015 Haven't touched it yet, as don't want to damage the flue any further just at...