Chimney stove pipe tips
A chimney stove pipe connects a fireplace to a chimney that assures a pathway for smoke and gases. You must choose a proper chimney pipe that can keep the smoke out of the house.
A prefabricated pipe is a custom pipe having the specific dimensions you need.
Do it yourself
- The length of the pipe is important. There will be actually more than one pipe. Each pipe must overlap by about an inch. A 30 inch pipe will actually carry out 28 inches.
- You will need to connect the pipes and then screw them in place. This way you will avoid leaks.
- Choose an easy to install jointing system.
- Connect the male-end of the pipe down, so that if creosote does appear in time, it won’t seep down from the pipe end. Installing the pipe the other way around is a common mistake.
Single and double wall
Single wall pipes are used when there’s a gap of at least 18″ between the combustibles and the chimney system. The double wall pipe is used if the gap is less than 18″. The double wall allows a clearance of 6″ from the wall and 8″ from the ceiling.
To avoid breaking the whole system down, be careful to choose a pipe that can withstand the right amount of heat.
Having a thermometer attached to the stove with a magnet is a good way of telling if the stove is working safely or not. Also, a metal plate located in the damper can be installed and fitted with a handle, to prevent powerful flames from entering the stove pipe and igniting the creosote.