Installing a chimney hood

Rather than installing a masonry you can choose a more cost effective and less tumultuous method represented by the stainless steel chimney and its stainless steel chimney hood. They are neater and are more efficient in absorbing gases and can be put anywhere above a fireplace or stove. Even though it is pretty expensive and it must be installed properly the new chimney will last longer and the heat will be absorbed without leaving smells behind.

You can install a stainless steel chimney hood in various ways, even though it is for indoor or outdoor fireplaces. The following instructions will explain the type of installation necessary.

Tools and materials needed

  • Screwdriver
  • Saw
  • Screws
  • Metal chimney pipe kit
  • Metal chimney hood kit
  • Measuring tape

Make a Hole

If it gets to the ceiling, saw a round gap in the ceiling the same shape and size as the bucket of the chimney hood, otherwise you can fix it to the wall.

Before sawing be sure of the precise dimensions of the stainless steel chimney and only remove the hood from the container box when it’s set to be installed, place it on something soft like a blanket to avoid scratching it with rings or other sharp objects that might damage the stainless steel chimney hood. Fix the stainless steel chimney hood in the gap in the roof or the wall after lifting the hood. Ask a friend to keep the hood from underneath while you put it directly under the gap. To cover and protect the roof or the wall where the stainless steel chimney hood was positioned, place the ceiling trim over the gap.

Fireplace/Stove piping

Fix the pipes with screws or other fasteners or cut them the fit length if needed.  The vent of the stove or the fireplace will have special pipes attached to the ones going vertically and this will make the smoke flow up and away from the home.

To avoid rattles,  emissions of smoke and foul smells be sure that the pipes are properly fixed to the back of the stove.

Chimney hood piping

Fasten the pipes to the stainless steel chimney hood up the roof ,support the every 5 to 8 feet to remain stable and use brackets to fix the pipes to the wall to avoid moving or rattles.

Saw a pipe-sized hole in the roof, add supporting plates on either side. Be sure the metal pipe is placed around 3 feet above the roof.


To prevent the pipes from unfastening or moving use caulking around the screws , binds and gaps. Otherwise you can use duct tape or silicone to keep it still.

You should always use good quality products ,no matter the kind of fastener because the chimney could collapse . To avoid cooling and fast temperature changes be sure the air around joints is blocked.

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