Need help installing Drolet Deco ii wood stove.

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Lure hobby farm

New Member
May 29, 2022
7
Minnesota
I purchased a Drolet Deco ii wood stove for our living room. I understand all the clearances in the manual from the back of the stove to the wall depending on single or double wall up to the ceiling. I’m good on ceiling height to the top of the stove. Left or right I don’t need to worry since I have 6’ of clearance. I also understand the hearth clearances every direction as we will be doing some sort of slab of stone. My concern is once I get the pipe up to the ceiling what do I need and what clearances? I will be doing a straight vertical run up to the ceiling through the attic out the asphalt roof. My attic space is about 4-5’ of vertical run. What parts do I need? Is there any type of clearance I need to make from the rafters and sheathing? Do I need to contact a local building code inspector in my county to get this precise info? I remodeled homes for 10 years in my youth so I have a great understanding of construction but nothing when it comes to wood stove venting. Vent will be coming out of the roof below the tv antenna. Approximately 56” of stove pipe from the top of the stove to the ceiling. Thank you for the help.
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brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,219
NE Ohio
This will get you started...click the install video, the second half of it is the "through the roof" part. There is also a link for the install manual lower on the page.
The main parts that you will need besides what's in this kit is the pipe itself.
Oh, and very likely your local inspector knows less about proper wood stove chimneys than you do...certainly after you get educated on it and things installed!
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,219
NE Ohio
Make sure you know what the stove requires for minimum chimney height...usually measured from the stove top to the chimney cap, but sometimes from the floor to the chimney cap...stove manual probably specifies.
 

moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,978
Iowa
Consider placing your venting/pipe where it can accommodate a different stove needing more wall clearance. You only get one chance!
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
93,764
South Puget Sound, WA
A good place to start is by downloading the installation manual for the brand of pipe you will be using. Stick to one brand for the whole installation. DuraVent provides some good documentation on their website. Class A, HT2100 chimney pipe typically needs 2" clearance from any and all combustibles.

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You will find that some brands offer multiple lines of their products. I suggest going for their better or best quality chimney pipe. This is infrastructure, so good, long service life is worth the investment. I also prefer to use double-wall stovepipe for connecting the stove. It has lower clearance requirements and keeps the flue gases hotter.

Also, modern stoves need fully seasoned firewood to perform well. Do you have a few cords of firewood already split and stacked?
 

Lure hobby farm

New Member
May 29, 2022
7
Minnesota
A good place to start is by downloading the installation manual for the brand of pipe you will be using. Stick to one brand for the whole installation. DuraVent provides some good documentation on their website. Class A, HT2100 chimney pipe typically needs 2" clearance from any and all combustibles.

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You will find that some brands offer multiple lines of their products. I suggest going for their better or best quality chimney pipe. This is infrastructure, so good, long service life is worth the investment. I also prefer to use double-wall stovepipe for connecting the stove. It has lower clearance requirements and keeps the flue gases hotter.

Also, modern stoves need fully seasoned firewood to perform well. Do you have a few cords of firewood already split and stacked?
Thanks for all the info. Is super vent a good quality pipe to use? Menards happens to be the closest place to me. I assume it’s all stainless steel besides the black pipe up to the ceiling. We bought our dream place on 40 acres (10 acres of woods) a few years ago and there was several cords worth of logs dried out for years that I split and stacked. I also have several more piles I added since we got the place. Bought a log splitter and really enjoy splitting wood. First pic is what was left here the other is what I cut and split this spring for next year. I have a ton more piles that need to be split this summer.

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brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,219
NE Ohio
Is super vent a good quality pipe to use? Menards happens to be the closest place to me
I've put three up using it...no issues with it, still working fine...the oldest one is probably 12-13 YO now.
The first one was from lowes, the last 2 from Menards, which has better pricing on it for sure.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
93,764
South Puget Sound, WA
That's good to know. It's hard to beat Menards pricing on that chimney. Are the seams welded or folded? I had issues with water trickling down the seam of Selkirk pipe. The solution that eventually worked for me was to run silicone down the entire seam. That was years ago and I haven't used it since.

Lure, way to go on the firewood. That's a great start.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,219
NE Ohio
Are the seams welded or folded
The first one was folded/seamed...the last one was welded I'm pretty sure...it didn't have that seam.
The first one was installed as an out through the wall set up, so if it's ever leaked, no matter.
 

Woodcutter Tom

Burning Hunk
Apr 28, 2019
224
Northern Illinois
If you go into Menards, they have a Selkirk Supervent Brochure that displays the various installation options. The Menards SKUs are listed on the brochure. Helps a bunch to figure out what you need.

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brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
7,219
NE Ohio

T-roy_

Burning Hunk
Dec 30, 2015
200
Central Minnesota
That's good to know. It's hard to beat Menards pricing on that chimney. Are the seams welded or folded? I had issues with water trickling down the seam of Selkirk pipe. The solution that eventually worked for me was to run silicone down the entire seam. That was years ago and I haven't used it since.

Lure, way to go on the firewood. That's a great start.
The seams are now welded. Installed supervent in my shop last fall.
 
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