By Jerry Forrest from Aransas Pass, Texas on January 2, 2013
I have a wood-burning cast iron stove in my workshop with a six-inch outlet that I want to vent through a pre-existing 8-inch outlet in my roof. It's about 12 feet from the top of my stove to the roof, and the pipe is passing through open ceiling joists. What do I need in order for this to be a safe and proper installation?
By Kevin on January 3, 2013
Answer:It is recommended to vent any appliance only with diameter of pipe common to the flue outlet. Increasing from the stove's 6" collar to the 8" chimney could result in a poor draft or increased creosote buildup.
In order to recommend components to achieve this transition, we need more information regarding the existing components. Could you please reply with the manufacturer/brand of the existing chimney system? This information is necessary in making an accurate recommendation.
By Todd from Baltimore on March 19, 2013
Does 10 inch Class A pipe need to run through a thimble on a rubber covered corrugated steel roof?
By Tyler on March 19, 2013
Answer:No, but the pipe will need 2" of clearance all the way around it as it penetrates the roof. There are rubber boot flashings and dead-soft aluminum flashings available by some class A manufacturers for the top side of the roof after penetration.
By Dee from Ohio on November 10, 2013
Can you connect twist lock pipe to MetalBest pipe?
By Collin on November 11, 2013
Answer:MetalBest Class A chimney uses twist lock lances that are specific only to the MetalBest product line. As such, other brands will not attach properly.