If you have chimney, you must be familiar with stove pipe. It is the pipe that takes the gases and the smokes from a stove up through the roof of to chimney. It is also known as flue pipe, chimney connector, or smoke pipe. When you are to have stove pipe installation, you have to follow safe and appropriate steps such as steps from CSA installation code that has been used in Canada. If you want to know the appropriate and exact rules in the area you live, just check some rules from chimney sweep or building inspector, and local wood heat retailer.
How to Install Stove Pipe
There are at least five steps in installing stove pipe. The first step is to determine and to measure the diameter of the chimney you have. It is the inner diameter. The size is often same with the size of the flue collar on the appliances. Do not forget to always follow the manufacturer recommendation anytime it is applicable. The most important thing is that you have to make sure that the flue size of the appliance where you want to connect to a chimney has smaller diameter than the chimney.
The next step is to choose the type of stove pipe installation that varies. You have to determine where the chimney is going to run. The installation might be through the wall or through the roof installation. If you choose wall installation, it needs additional components such as wall straps and tee support. It is more efficient to install straight vertical installation.
The third step in installing stove pipe is to determine the numbers of the length’s chimney pipe that is required. You have to understand that the chimney should extend three feet above, for minimum, the highest point in which it passes through the roof. Well, if it is 5 feet above the roof, for example, then to provide stability against the snow and the wind, the extended roof bracket must be installed, too. The next step is about offset calculation. It is used only to support ceiling installation.
The last stove pipe installation is to determine the length of the stove pipe. Not only the length of it, but you have to determine the adapters also and the other parts. You must measure the distance from the floor (where there is the appliance that will sit to the opened chimney). If the opened chimney is on the wall, you should measure the distance up to the top of the opened one then measure also the hole diameter from the top to bottom. You can choose various kinds of stove pipes such as stainless steel stove pipe or double wall stove pipe.