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Living the good life and loving it. Question: We are getting ready to hook up a wood cook stove the house we moved from already had chimney and flue present but the new place does not. My question is this does the flue coming from the stove through the house need to be double walled pipe? We plan to have the pipe from the ceiling outside be double walled but was wondering if the inside pipe needed to be. Would there be any advantages to the inside pipe being douple walled. Thanks for your input. Linda
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 05, 2001
You can use either single wall or double wall stovepipe from the stove to the ceiling. If you use single wall, there should be an 18-inch clearance from the pipe to anything combustible. If you use double wall, this clearance can be reduced to 12 inches. The stovepipe must enter a thimble in the ceiling. At the thimble, the "stovepipe" connects with "chimney pipe." Chimney pipe is either triple wall or insulated doublewall pipe. It requires a 4-inch clearance from combustibles. The chimney pipe goes thru the attic and out the roof. --Happy trails, Cabin Fever
-- Cabin Fever (email@example.com), September 05, 2001.
You could always put up a cinder block chimney. We have used both and it was just a matter of convience to put a triple walled one upin the past. I don't think cost ways is much different just the labor in it. Definetly put the triple walled on up through you attic. Don't take any short cuts with this very important project. The pipe in the room need not be triple walled. In fact, it will give you a little more heat. Remember....keep you chimneys really cleaned...even try and clean them during the winter. Keep an emergency "flare" type extinguisher need your stove just in case you ever have a chimney fire. We have used wood heat for over 20 years now and fortunately have never had one. My husband is very diligent in keeping the chimneys very clean. I would also look around if you happen to have any neighbors..and see which side of their house they have their chimneys. Sometimes one side of the room will draw better than another. Good Luck and Enjoy Your Wonderful Wood Stove !!!!
-- Helena (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 06, 2001.
Linda, like most things there are tradeoffs. If you use a single wall pipe inside the house you will get more heat radiating into the room but you might find the stovepipe accumulates more creosote. Most people like the stove as close to the wall as possible. If you use single wall pipe you might not end up as close to the wall as your particular model of stove might permit with double wall. The double wall pipe that we use has a stainless liner and a steel outer jacket. It comes in a telescoping kit which makes for an easy install. For the pipe that extends from the ceiling up through the room I really like metalbestos brand the best. It is an insulated pipe (not air cooled) that is stainless steel inside and out. A six inch pipe is only 8 inches outide diameter and only requires 2 inches of clearance to combustibles. This permits you to penetrate the ceiling and roof without having to cut into rafters,joists,etc. Back in my chimney cleaning days I noticed how much cleaner the insulated chimneys were than either aircooled or masonry. I believe, the hotter that inside jacket remains, the less formation of crud. Of course how you burn your stove will have the greatest effect on creosote. While using a quaity product is expensive and sometimes beyond my wallet, it is cheap in the long run when you consider the safety of your family and the life of stainless steel compared to galvanized or black pipe. good luck and happy heating
-- jz (email@example.com), September 09, 2001.