Help with installing woodstove

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Nov 21, 2021
We ripped out our boiler system and replaced it with the woodstove from our barn, because we wanted to heat our home with wood. We ripped out our boiler and used the existing boiler chimney to hook into. But are having some issues due to the placement of the existing chimney and have some draft concerns. The existing chimney is "metalbestos model ss". (If that info is needed)
  • When we did a test run, we noticed creosote was leaking out of the stack and onto the floor... Which is when we realized the pipe stack is hooked up upside down, and we need to flip it around. In order to do that, we need an attachment. But we're not sure which attachment we need.
  • We are only supposed to be using (2) 45's. But in order to have the 45 go that way, we'll need to move the woodstove closer to the wall OR turn it 180 so that the front of the woodstove is facing right instead of straight out into the room. Any idea which would be better?
  • We know the double wall pipe is too close to the wall. Is there any way we can get by without having to move the chimney?
  • We are concerned that it is smoking so much. It seems to draft ok, because the temp is right. But when comparing the chimneys (see photos below) there is way more smoke coming out of the new woodstove, compared to the existing one. We are wondering if it's because of the difference in size of the woodstoves? The original one could only fit about 4 quarter logs. The new one can it 8 - 10 quarter logs. Is that a possibility? Or any other ideas as to why it is exerting so much smoke?
We are really just trying to get through this winter. Next spring the plan is to just move the chimney so that the woodstove can vent straight up the way it's supposed to. But we are kind of under a time/money constraint. Bottom line, we need to keep our family warm, and have an inspector come in and approve it, so if our house burns down we aren't left with nothing.

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

p.s. I know the room looks pretty rough right now ... we are focusing on function over fashion. Once we know we got the setup right we will finish dry walling and flooring. :D

The first 4 photos are of the new wood stove and chimney that we installed; the last 2 are of the woodstove and chimney that were original to the house.


Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
1st stop burning that stove, you need to make sure the existing chimney is rated for solid fuel burning (class A chimney pipe)
Then you'll need a stainless steel connector from the chimney pipe to the black pipe (dvl black pipe needs 6" clearance to combustibles)
Your stove needs 36" to combustibles or a nfpa vented wall shield to reduce clearances by 2/3 or to 12" to combustibles.
Your existing black pipe looks like single wall pipe which needs to be flipped 180deg so the male ends face down going towards the stove, the single wall pipe also needs to be 18" from combustibles or approved shielding.
The stove needs an approved hearth that is rated (k factor insulated properties) for the floor its resting on assuming that its a wood floor.


Minister of Fire
Jun 5, 2015
Southeast CT
There are experienced pros on here that can give you some good info about your questions. I’m not one of them but one thing I notice about the stove you installed is that you may not have the needed hearth protection. I would consult the manual that you might find online. Yes, the Durock is not combustible but you likely don’t have the needed R value. They make purpose made hearth pads that you can place stove on. Finding out the needed R value would be important.