[Market-farming] off-topic---chimneys and woodstoves
martyk at allspecies.org
Mon Sep 26 14:58:02 EDT 2005
Where I live there is a code that says that the flu from the wood stove
must be contained all the way to the top of the chimney. I believe the
rule is because of possible explosion of natural gas. I'm not sure. I
believe that you should consult the local code, do a search on the
internet or consult someone who knows more than I do. What you are
describing could be dangerous. Wish I knew more.
On Sep 26, 2005, at 12:59 PM, mtlivestock wrote:
> I apologize for this off-topic. I am really stumped and could use the
> of DIY folks. We were brought up doing construction/remodeling/farm
> building projects, so we can do most projects ourselves.
> Is there any reason a woodstove should NOT be place with a stovepipe
> directly into the chimney? Should there be a elbow?
> We have a woodstove sitting 90 degrees to the wall where the chimney
> There is an elbow at the stove end and then 2 feet of pipe to the wall
> about a 25 degree slant upwards. This is an inside chimney.
> We wonder if we could turn the stove, so the hole in back of the stove
> straight across from the chimney with a stovepipe of about 2 feet
> upwards 25 degrees.
> The reason: We have had this set-up for about 12+ years. (This was
> previous to moving here.) We have had an increasing and alarming
> amount of
> creosote build-up in the stovepipe. We replaced the stovepipe with a
> one last year with little improvement. Got a nasty fire last year and
> want a repeat. (roaring train type)
> I also wonder if the draft is just not right. Sometimes you can smell
> in the house when running in winter and not running in summer. MAYBE
> stovepipe is too short???
> We are doing some insulating, so the house is going to be even
> tighter. I
> got a drafty door across the room from the stove that I am replacing
> tomorrow with a steel door.
> I really want to do this right. We are considering moving the stove
> using triple wall chimney pipe instead. But it is expensive. There
> is alot
> of other work (money) needed elsewhere in this house!! :-) ya know
> how it
> is . . .
> Time is also against me since it is cold enough to start a fire now.
> We just had to wait until the last minute! :-) (Actually we waited
> our steer was sold to use that money if necessary to build a whole new
> triple wall chimney )set-up.
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