Class A chimney pipe is used for wood-burning fireplaces and stoves. It is also used when transitioning stove pipe through a wall or ceiling. It is often referred to as double-wall, triple-wall, all-fuel or insulated chimney pipe.
How do I choose a stove pipe size?
As a general rule, the diameter of the chimney should match the flue collar on your wood stove. A 6-inch stove requires a 6-inch flue. In most cases, a step up is also fine. For example, you could vent a 6-inch stove into an insulated chimney that is 8 inches in diameter.
Does a wood stove pipe have to go straight up?
The pipe should be as straight and short as possible, with sections properly secured. The horizontal portion of the pipe should rise not less than one-quarter inch to the linear foot, to insure a good draft. You should not pass a stove pipe through a combustible wall for a hook-up with a chimney flue.
Can I use black stove pipe outside?
Absolutely not! Black pipe is not chimney pipe and should only be used up to the point of penetrating the ceiling or wall. Black pipe used outside will run way cooler flue temperatures than class A chimney and will potentially build up creosote quite rapidly increasing the chance of a chimney fire.
Can I reduce an 8 stove pipe to 6?
Either the design or the capacity of the stove is such that a 6″ will not removes the exhaust in a timely fashion. So, if you reduce an eight inch to a six inch, you are asking for trouble.
How hot does double wall wood stove pipe get?
These pipes only need a 2-inch clearance to combustibles because they remain cool on the outside, while their internal design allows them to withstand temperatures as high as 1,700 or 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit for a limited time.
How long does insulated stove pipe last?
A single wall stove pipe will need to be replaced every two or three years if a wood burning appliance is used every day.
What kind of pipe do you need for a wood stove?
Class A Insulated Chimney Pipes If you are looking to install a wood stove or heating appliance, but your home was never constructed with a chimney – No Sweat. Class A chimney systems are double wall insulated chimney pipes that have a 2″ clearance rating from combustible material.
What’s the difference between a chimney and a stove pipe?
Stove Pipe. Stove pipe, also called chimney connector, is not the same as class A chimney pipe, though the two are often confused with each other. Stove pipe is used for venting wood-burning stoves and is only for use inside the home, or, more specifically, inside the room where the stove is installed.
Is there a single wall wood stove pipe that does not leak?
The Fixed Single Wall Stove Pipe Elbows are available in 45 and 90 degrees. The fixed model is very durable and will not leak, just choose the angle you need for installation and you’re set! The only slip connector in the industry that comes with a patent pending Gap Collar that solves the unsightly, leaky gap problem!
How big of a vent do you need for a pellet stove?
Pellet Vent Pipe Pellet vent pipe is used to vent pellet-burning or corn-burning stoves. These pipes are smaller in diameter than any other kind of pipe, usually with a diameter of 3 or 4 inches. Double-wall pellet pipe, like the Simpson DuraVent PelletVent Pro brand, requires only 1 inch of clearance to combustibles.