Shed roof Chimney placement

Blisshunters

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Mar 23, 2020
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New York
Bought a shed roof/mono off grid cabin which has a Vogelz Frontier wood stove which we will be replacing - hate it.
Almost as much as I hate the location of the stove.
1st pic Cabin 320 sq ft shed roof.
2nd pic is the back of the cabin where the chimney is pretty much dead center. I'm standing where an addition bedroom /bath bringing it up to around 700 sq ft.
3rd pic is where I want the stove to be slightly off center to the left, out above the porch roof. The view from that porch over looks woods & a brook. Will be adding another window to the right of the wooden door. I want to sit on our coach watching the snow fall on the brook & a roaring fire warming my toes.
Every pic I've found online has the chimney mid roof.

So experts what say yee opinions ? Can I move the chimney ?
 

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Hogwildz

Minister of Fire
As long as you meet clearances, you can run the stack almost anywhere you want. I'd be running it straight up and through the roof though.
 
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xman23

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Oct 7, 2008
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Straight up helps a lot with cleaning. You should be able to walk on the shed roof, pull the cap and drop in the brush. Put the stove where it belongs. It should be the focal point in the room, where it can be seen as you watch the snow fall and the birds on the feeders. Well that's what I do.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
82,754
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, the chimney can be relocated. What do you hate about the Frontier? The current chimney looks short. I am wondering if that is affecting performance. It needs 15' of flue. A couple 90º turns in the flue path also slows down the draft which with the short chimney could be a detriment. Thus the good recommendation to go straight up through the roof.

How much vertical rise is there in the stovepipe indoors? Can you post an interior picture of the stove and stovepipe?
 

Blisshunters

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Mar 23, 2020
4
New York
Straight up helps a lot with cleaning. You should be able to walk on the shed roof, pull the cap and drop in the brush. Put the stove where it belongs. It should be the focal point in the room, where it can be seen as you watch the snow fall and the birds on the feeders. Well that's what I do.
Exactly !
 

Blisshunters

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Mar 23, 2020
4
New York
Yes, the chimney can be relocated. What do you hate about the Frontier? The current chimney looks short. I am wondering if that is affecting performance. It needs 15' of flue. A couple 90º turns in the flue path also slows down the draft which with the short chimney could be a detriment. Thus the good recommendation to go straight up through the roof.

How much vertical rise is there in the stovepipe indoors? Can you post an interior picture of the stove and stovepipe?
Previous owner became ill so it's about 75% completed. Yes he had all walls ceiling & underside of the floor spray foamed.
Yes that post is almost dead center.

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He was planning on drywall we are thinking shiplap with white wash finish. We are seniors so this will be our last home.
Relocated kitchen cabinets to the front of the cabin to the right of the French door (see pic on original post). I'm not a big fan of the window but it is where it is. Galley style kitchen with 2 bar stools on the other side of the counter. Open concept with a loft.
Didn't think to measure the indoor pipe rise especially after trying to use the stove.
1st thing I hate about it is no damper on it. Not on the door not below the door. No, it's controlled solely by the damper thingy on the pipe which btw is located just above the flue collar extremely hot (2nd hate). 3rd hate is it's ugly. I have a Jotul 602 CB with the lovely fire box window & those legs. 4th is I believe it to be too big even after the bedroom addition. 5th prefer a stove that holds heat longer like soapstone if possible. Carry us over til morning.
We did a quick clean out of the triple wall portion before having a fire. I agree the pipe looks short. I'll measure next time we go out.
Thanks everyone for the input. Really appreciate it.
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, agreed it's not a great stove for controllability. As tightly insulated as the cabin is, I suspect it's not going to need much heat once the space is warmed up. The smallest soapstone or cast iron stoves will still be putting out 8-10k btus on a low burn. A little Morso or Jotul may suffice. If you want soapstone, see if you can find the little Hearthstove Tribute.
 
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Blisshunters

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Mar 23, 2020
4
New York
2nd fire in the Frontier & another reason why I hate it - small cooking surface due to the placement of the flue collar.

As begreen, pointed out this is more stove than we need even after the bedroom/bathroom addition.
In order to run properly had to fill the fire box full & keep it full. Which meant the cabin was mid 80 degrees. Nice since I painted the plywood floor to prep for the laminate flooring.

Hubby drew the line in the sand ... refuses to have pipe threw the roof. Will mean moving side door
off the porch 3' to the right. Considering using the same type of door as is in the front of the cabin.
Will evenly disperse heat to both cabin & future bedroom. For now the stove will stay put.
He also just wants to bring our Jotul to the cabin if we are prioritizing projects based on cash flow. If the housing market takes a dive then may have to rent our city home. Diff don't want renters using the woodstove.
I'll take a look at that Tribute stove thank you for the suggestion.

Any thoughts on a Galvanized (metal roofing) for a heat shield ?
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
82,754
South Puget Sound, WA
Some reading for hubby. His plan will cost a lot more and will take more to clean.

If cooking on the stove is a priority then a soapstone stove is not the best choice. Maybe try out the Jotul there instead.