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Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
Hi Everyone,

I'm stuck! I have a Shed/Tiny House and a Guide Gear Large Camp Stove that would be perfect. The only problem is that it takes a 5.5 inch diameter pipe and I can't seem to find ANY 5.5 inch stove and Chimney pipe for it.

What I wanted to do - Run it up a few feet - then out through the wall - then outside and up. I was ready to go until I realized that the pipe at the big box stores were too big. Any ideas? I'm thinking about trying to fabricate a reducer bring it down to about 3 inches and use Pellet Stove Duravent Piping. I know reducing is generally frowned upon - but...

Any help would be appreciated.
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,730
Colorado
I found this on the net. More pictures that I love and sure hope you get the piping problem solved so that you can use your little stove...There are quite a variety out there to my surprise.. old clancey
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
Hi Everyone,

I'm stuck! I have a Shed/Tiny House and a Guide Gear Large Camp Stove that would be perfect. The only problem is that it takes a 5.5 inch diameter pipe and I can't seem to find ANY 5.5 inch stove and Chimney pipe for it.

What I wanted to do - Run it up a few feet - then out through the wall - then outside and up. I was ready to go until I realized that the pipe at the big box stores were too big. Any ideas? I'm thinking about trying to fabricate a reducer bring it down to about 3 inches and use Pellet Stove Duravent Piping. I know reducing is generally frowned upon - but...

Any help would be appreciated.
Pellet vent isn't suitable for a woodstove. If it is 5.5 just use a 6" chimney. But I would strongly recommend a better stove honestly
 

Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
Pellet vent isn't suitable for a woodstove. If it is 5.5 just use a 6" chimney. But I would strongly recommend a better stove honestly
Yeah... I might get a better stove, but I was given this one cheap. Those others looked great and I might want to upgrade at some point. Isn't the stove pipe supposed to go inside so that Cresote doesn't leak everywhere? If I use 6 inch pipe - how would I go about getting it into the 5.5 inch hole? I'm a newbie at this...
 

Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
I've having trouble sorting out what I would actually need. If someone could point me in the right direction. I might upgrade to a better stove down then line, but I figure I should set-up the Chimney and everything now. I'm going to be using the space mainly as a woodshop.

I thought I was all set to go with Pellet Stove pipe as that's what a number of people did on Youtube, but now that I'm going to be ditching that idea - I just can't seem to find the parts that I was expecting to find.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,531
South Puget Sound, WA
Wondering if something like this might be what I should do... https://www.lowes.com/pd/Forever-Ve...less-Steel-Double-Wall-Chimney-Pipe/999958267

I have a couple of pieces of stove pipe that fits and then I could just attach this to the end and run it through the wall and up the side of the shed. Would that make sense? I don't care much for what this looks like. I just want it functional and safe.
That is not stove pipe, it's chimney liner. It only is for putting in an existing chimney. Can you go straight up through the roof? That would be a lot less expensive.

Through the wall (chimney pipe and stovepipe not included)
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Through the roof ( chimney pipe and stovepipe not included)
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bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
Yeah... I might get a better stove, but I was given this one cheap. Those others looked great and I might want to upgrade at some point. Isn't the stove pipe supposed to go inside so that Cresote doesn't leak everywhere? If I use 6 inch pipe - how would I go about getting it into the 5.5 inch hole? I'm a newbie at this...
You get a 5.5 to 6" adapter
 
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Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
There's a possibility of going through the roof. Looking at all these - I'm realizing this is much bigger project than I initially thought.

Would it be possible to vent my little stove out the window just to get through this winter? If I'm going to put something like this in, I'll probably want to get a better/more permanent stove.

Any suggestions for a temporary fix? I saw people on Youtube venting stoves like mine through a window using pellet stove pipe - which was why I started going down this rabbit hole.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
There's a possibility of going through the roof. Looking at all these - I'm realizing this is much bigger project than I initially thought.

Would it be possible to vent my little stove out the window just to get through this winter? If I'm going to put something like this in, I'll probably want to get a better/more permanent stove.

Any suggestions for a temporary fix? I saw people on Youtube venting stoves like mine through a window using pellet stove pipe - which was why I started going down this rabbit hole.
Temporary fixes are generally very unsafe and not advisable. For a cheap occasional use solution I would recommend a gas or electric space heater. Until you can do it correctly
 
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ABMax24

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2019
1,199
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Am I reading that right on the stove description, it's built from galvanized steel?

If that's the case I wouldn't be on putting that in any space I intended to occupy.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
Am I reading that right on the stove description, it's built from galvanized steel?

If that's the case I wouldn't be on putting that in any space I intended to occupy.
I wouldn't be surprised.
 

Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
Temporary fixes are generally very unsafe and not advisable. For a cheap occasional use solution I would recommend a gas or electric space heater. Untill you can do it correctly
You're probably right. This was what I was considering - - anything unsafe about what they are doing?
Am I reading that right on the stove description, it's built from galvanized steel?

If that's the case I wouldn't be on putting that in any space I intended to occupy.
Oh my... I see that now... Isn't that supposed to be really bad?
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
You're probably right. This was what I was considering - - anything unsafe about what they are doing?

Oh my... I see that now... Isn't that supposed to be really bad?
Yes lots is unsafe
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,730
Colorado
Since they are trying to hide it in another description I would not use that stove and start looking for a nicer and a safer one for your wood shop...Why waste money on not quite the measurement parts when they are even trying deceive about what the material is in the first place..Be safe go good and buy parts for a real nice stove that you will love and it will be easier too--more lasting burning time....There are some very beautiful stoves out there and if you want to buy parts and stuff get on e-bay or a place like it and just see what they have in your budget..old clancey
 

Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
Since they are trying to hide it in another description I would not use that stove and start looking for a nicer and a safer one for your wood shop...Why waste money on not quite the measurement parts when they are even trying deceive about what the material is in the first place..Be safe go good and buy parts for a real nice stove that you will love and it will be easier too--more lasting burning time....There are some very beautiful stoves out there and if you want to buy parts and stuff get on e-bay or a place like it and just see what they have in your budget..old clancey
Yes. I'm thinking you are right. Can you tell me what you think was unsafe about what they posted in the video?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,531
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes. I'm thinking you are right. Can you tell me what you think was unsafe about what they posted in the video?
100% against code, especially for a residence. Inadequate hearth, inadequate clearances, galvanized used in stovepipe (outgases zinc), stove pipe used outdoors (it will rust and rot out in a year or two), improper pipe bracing (pulls in one direction) and the stove is not meant for use in a house.

What is totally inconsistent is that they have a multi thousand dollar cook stove right next to it.
 

Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
100% against code, especially for a residence. Inadequate hearth, inadequate clearances, galvanized used in stovepipe (outgases zinc), stove pipe used outdoors (it will rust and rot out in a year or two), improper pipe bracing (pulls in one direction) and the stove is not meant for use in a house.

What is totally inconsistent is that they have a multi thousand dollar wood cook stove right next to it.
Ha! That's funny.

Ok... I'm ditching that plan. Thanks for the input.

I found a decent looking "Old Mill" woodstove in Craigslist for $200. Would that be a better option?

 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
Ha! That's funny.

Ok... I'm ditching that plan. Thanks for the input.

I found a decent looking "Old Mill" woodstove in Craigslist for $200. Would that be a better option?

Safer? Probably but way way way to much stove for a small space
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
1,730
Colorado
Glad your ditching the plan and I watched your video and you people are video makers and need people from other forum to fill in the details....I guess good advertisement or something but not really searching out the correct ways of doing something...Good luck with stove buying..clancey
 

Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
Glad your ditching the plan and I watched your video and you people are video makers and need people from other forum to fill in the details....I guess good advertisement or something but not really searching out the correct ways of doing something...Good luck with stove buying..clancey
Just to be clear - that wasn't my video! Ha!
 
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Braintree56

New Member
Nov 24, 2021
16
Maine
Safer? Probably but way way way to much stove for a small space
I have a budget of about $1000 that I could do for this winter. This seemed to be the cheapest on Craigslist.

We have a shed and a detached two car garage (that isn't being used as an actual garage). We could use either to accomplish our projects. In fact, we were considering moving the shop into that space anyway as we are scaling things up.

Would it be too big for a space like that? The reason we were going to use the shed was because we didn't think the little stove would heat the garage.

If I were to go with a stove like this - would it be possible to install for under $1000? You think?
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
26,102
central pa
I have a budget of about $1000 that I could do for this winter. This seemed to be the cheapest on Craigslist.

We have a shed and a detached two car garage (that isn't being used as an actual garage). We could use either to accomplish our projects. In fact, we were considering moving the shop into that space anyway as we are scaling things up.

Would it be too big for a space like that? The reason we were going to use the shed was because we didn't think the little stove would heat the garage.

If I were to go with a stove like this - would it be possible to install for under $1000? You think?
$1000 might be possible. I havnt priced out the cheap box store chimney pipe in a long time.