B-Vent Nat Gas Fireplace venting

Monezmod Posted By Monezmod, Aug 10, 2009 at 6:45 PM

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  1. Monezmod

    New Member 2.

    Aug 10, 2009
    Napa, CA
    Installing a nat gas fireplace that requires 6" b-vent. Will have the vent piping exposed to achieve a modern/industrial look and want a better looking finish than I think standard b-vent will provide. A picture of the inspiration for the fireplace is attached. A couple of different options come to mind.

    1) Use Simpson DVL double wall stove pipe instead of b-vent. Are there any pitfalls to using DVL instead of b-vent? The installation manual seems to be very rigid about using b-vent.

    2) use a decorative liner to surround the b-vent. Are there any manufacturers of such a product or suggestions on how to achieve this look?

    Thanks for any suggestions

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  2. jtp10181

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Feb 26, 2007
    Madison, WI
    Why not put in direct vent fireplace and pop it out the back wall?

    If you need to use the B-Vent fireplace, yes you must use type B venting. It is the only venting approved for the fireplace. Any other venting will have unknown results, it may work fine, or you may die from CO poisoning, or it might overheat and start the house on fire... The manual may even specify a brand of venting to be used, but most likely just "Type B".

    As the other posted suggested, just clean the pipe up to get all the oil and stickers off it, and paint it whatever color you want. I suggest a hi-temp paint, like stove bright. Or you could get custom color header/brake caliper paint from an automotive store.ed
  3. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves
    Minister of Fire 2.

    Jun 12, 2009
    Nevada City, California
    you can use any non combustible material like 8" single wall stove pipe as an interior chaise, just need to clear it with your building inspector
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