Installing Wood Stove Pipe through Roof with Three Easy Steps

The wood-burning stove is suitable equipment to use during cold winter nights. Aside from providing cozy settings with the sound of a crackling fire, it is also able to save your wallet up to hundreds of dollars compared to other heating systems.

Now, if you have already bought it, the first and foremost step you should set it up. The following article will show you the guide on installing wood stove pipes through the roof safely.

Installing 8″ Wood Stove Pipe through Roof

Many people confuse and interchangeably use the term ‘stovepipe’ and ‘chimney pipe’ even though both are different. A stovepipe is a pipe located inside the house that goes through the wall up to the ceiling. Meanwhile, the chimney is the pipe placed over it.

In short, the stovepipe connects the stove and the chimney. Therefore, the stove pipe and wood stove chimney installation processes are different.

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You can usually recognize stove pipes because most of them are painted in black – because this color can resist extremely high temperatures. However, it is also possible to find the lines designed in porcelain enamel shades to suit the stoves.

Stovepipes are available in single wall and double wall types. Typically, single wall stove pipes must be distanced a minimum of 18” from any flammable furniture, ceiling, or wall – except if the combustible surface is coated with a protective layer or if the stovepipes have an extra 9” heat shield.

On the other hand, double wall stove pipes have an inner wall with stainless steel material and a black-colored outer wall. There’s a space between two layers that serve as the insulator. This type of stove pipe can be kept as near as 6” to flammable surfaces.

Here are three steps on installing wood stove pipe through the roof:

  1. Trim the stove pipe by using grinding or cutting tools such as tin shears. Skip this step if you use heavier gauge pipes which usually come with adjustable slip joints.
  2. Once you have trimmed the pipe, seal 3 sheet metal screws on every joint and between every piece.
  3. Set the pipe between the chimney pipe and the stove and make sure that the attachment is tight and rigid.

After the installation of your stove pipe is completed, you will require a Class A chimney pipe. This pipe’s best and most budget-friendly installation option is by going through and straight up to the ceiling.

Make sure you stick to the same brand when you’re about to connect the chimney pipe with an additional line because going with a different pipe brand can be dangerous.

Stove Pipe through Roof Kit

The key to executing proper stove pipe installation is by making yourself familiar with the structure. For this purpose, it is recommended to read the instruction manual of your newly-bought stove pipe thoroughly.

Different stoves and fireplaces will have additional requirements regarding the venting, which involve beyond the pipe types and the clearances and offset information to ensure a secure, safe, and appropriate process of installing wood stove pipe through the roof. Don’t hesitate to contact the appliance’s manufacturer if there’s a confusing or unclear part within the manual for you.