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Pilgrim91

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Feb 3, 2021
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Arkansas, USA
I was mostly referring to the enormous amount of work needed to get a years supply (or more) of dry wood ready to burn. I had no idea myself when i first got into it. Im sure all the work makes some people have second thoughts. I too like to be self sufficient,not depending on utilities for everything .Good luck.
Thanks. I also was surprised the first time we heated with wood, at a rental house a couple years ago, at how much work it was.
 

Pilgrim91

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Here a few overdue pictures of our current setup, if it helps.
 

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Highbeam

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Dec 28, 2006
19,149
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I didn’t expect perfection, but thought here would at least be some attempt at a flashing.

I wonder if the other penetrations have flashings.
 

Pilgrim91

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Feb 3, 2021
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Arkansas, USA
I didn’t expect perfection, but thought here would at least be some attempt at a flashing.

I wonder if the other penetrations have flashings.
I'll ask my husband. It was a friend of ours, who does construction for a living, who did the installation. I'm surprised he'd make a mistake like that.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,149
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I'll ask my husband. It was a friend of ours, who does construction for a living, who did the installation. I'm surprised he'd make a mistake like that.

Every pipe that pokes through your roof should have a separate boot or cone looking thing to keep water out. Sometimes silicone rubber looking stuff and sometimes metal. Goop alone is insufficient.

I am exceptionally annoyed when an old timer says his way is “right” because he’s been doing it like that for 30 years. It really only means he’s been doing it that way for 30 years.

Good luck.
 
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Pilgrim91

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Feb 3, 2021
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Arkansas, USA
Every pipe that pokes through your roof should have a separate boot or cone looking thing to keep water out. Sometimes silicone rubber looking stuff and sometimes metal. Goop alone is insufficient.

I am exceptionally annoyed when an old timer says his way is “right” because he’s been doing it like that for 30 years. It really only means he’s been doing it that way for 30 years.

Good luck.
Thanks!
I didn’t expect perfection, but thought here would at least be some attempt at a flashing.

I wonder if the other penetrations have flashings.
My husband says he hasn't been able to find flashings in the stores here that would work for our metal roof and prefab chimney; says it seems people here do it different from the way they did our metal roof in Texas a few years ago. So, it may take some effort, but we'll find the right parts and get it fixed. Thanks so much for the advice, guys! I really appreciate it!
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
6,117
Downeast Maine
If you know what brand chimney you have some members here could probably show you exactly what products you need.
 
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bholler

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25,484
central pa
Thanks!
My husband says he hasn't been able to find flashings in the stores here that would work for our metal roof and prefab chimney; says it seems people here do it different from the way they did our metal roof in Texas a few years ago. So, it may take some effort, but we'll find the right parts and get it fixed. Thanks so much for the advice, guys! I really appreciate it!
I always use standard roof flashing that matches the brand of your chimney
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
89,548
South Puget Sound, WA
If the chimney pipe is 8" OD then Excel makes a good metal roof flashing.

This is a very short flue system. I suspect you will need to specifically buy a stove that will work on a 12 ft flue system and add another 2 ft. of chimney pipe to meet that requirement. If this brings the heighth of the chimney to 5' or more then a roof brace is required.
 
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Pilgrim91

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If the chimney pipe is 8" OD then Excel makes a good metal roof flashing.

This is a very short flue system. I suspect you will need to specifically buy a stove that will work on a 12 ft flue system and add another 2 ft. of chimney pipe to meet that requirement. If this brings the heighth of the chimney to 5' or more then a roof brace is required.
OK, thank you for the advice. We'll need to definitely increase our flue system. I've seen that the True North stoves require only 12 ft. min. But the Englanders require a min. 15 ft. That may be a factor considered in choosing between them.
 

Pilgrim91

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Feb 3, 2021
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Arkansas, USA
I appreciate all the advice and suggestions, guys!! More than you know. Gives me some direction. Not sure yet the brand of chimney; that'll be a question for my husband, when he gets home from work. But, we should be able to figure out what kind of flashing we need. If not, we'll know who to ask!
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
6,117
Downeast Maine
OK, thank you for the advice. We'll need to definitely increase our flue system. I've seen that the True North stoves require only 12 ft. min. But the Englanders require a min. 15 ft. That may be a factor considered in choosing between them.
Double check the Englander manual. It may state 15' from the floor vs 15' of total flue. There are some other manufacturers who specify flue height from floor.
 
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