Can I convert a wood stove with rear exit flue to a top exit flue?

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tiki16

New Member
Nov 8, 2021
3
Upstate NY
Hello, I was recently offered an older wood stove with an oval shaped rear exit flue. I am planning on installing a vertical smoke stack through the roof of my cabin. I am wondering if I can cap the rear exit flue and cut a 6" diameter hole in the top and make it a top exit wood stove? thanks in advance.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
28,157
central pa
Hello, I was recently offered an older wood stove with an oval shaped rear exit flue. I am planning on installing a vertical smoke stack through the roof of my cabin. I am wondering if I can cap the rear exit flue and cut a 6" diameter hole in the top and make it a top exit wood stove? thanks in advance.
Some pics would help
 

tiki16

New Member
Nov 8, 2021
3
Upstate NY
Been sitting in a barn and very rusty. I didn't see the brand name, but ya old. I'm looking to heat a 300 sq ft cabin.


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peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
7,115
Northern NH
Some stove are best relegated the backyard or the scrapyard.
 
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snobuilder

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2021
431
WI
That stove will prove to be more and more valuable over time....much like a pre-givernment designed gas can.
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
2,314
Colorado
My opinion--no experience and saying that there are beautiful stoves out there they will be valuable in the future maybe fixed up the good way but not changing it and not knowing about it --even its name---I would "toss" your idea and spend time on a nicer one that does not have to have the whole foundation of it changed to fit a 6 inch stack and look at all that rust--eating at it..terrible..clancey
 

snobuilder

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2021
431
WI
Could be she'd be great scrap but giving the op the benefit of doubt due to posing the question in the first place. Innovation built the first wood stoves and likely will build the last as well. Many folks are burning wood to save money, not cuz its cute and romantic and they have $6 -10k for an install.
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
2,314
Colorado
That's for true..so go at it..with that kind of talent you have to fix it up and make it right be sure to send us some more pictures but personally if you have that kind of talent to begin with I would start with a better known "product"...clancey
 
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
28,157
central pa
That stove will prove to be more and more valuable over time....much like a pre-givernment designed gas can.
I seriously doubt that stove will go up in value unless it's just with the rise in scrap value.