17-18 ft chimney set-up - Best Drafting stoves to consider.

O Never Done

New Member
Mar 21, 2018
18
Upstate NY
Dearest Members;

We will install a small woodstove in a ranch home for ambience and a bit of supplemental. The area heat can get to in the set-up is about 1000 sqft.

We are new to wood burning.

Our set-up will be on the small side. The whole house will be semi-tight (not near energy star or anything, but recent upgrades to windows, ceiling and more.

The chimney will run straight up, double wall for 6 ft then penetration to ceiling, then 8 ft 3" in attic and then 3 ft above ridge, for a total of 17 - 18 ft.

We are considering Jotul F3CB, F400 Castine, and outliers are a Morsoe 1410, (still cant shake my liking of it).
Also, in running an upright European style.


Anyone forsee an issue with draft because chimney is super long with any of these ?
 

BrotherBart

Modestorator
Staff member
The F3 is a good little heater, had one in the basement myself when my office was down there. But the F400 is a great heater for smaller houses or well sealed ones with longer burn times. I would go with it. A flue damper will handle draft issues. The one in the basement was on a 33 foot liner and was controllable just fine. The stoves are designed and tested to work on 15 to 16 foot pipes.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
81,836
South Puget Sound, WA
The F400 likes a stronger draft. It should have no problem with a 18' flue system. We had ours on a 20' straight up chimney.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
81,836
South Puget Sound, WA
Great. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
So, a 17 ft flue will be just fine ?
Yes, that should work well unless there is something odd about the local terrain or roof location. If still looking at Morso, the 2110 would be a closer match for the F3CB.