You’ve always dreamed of sitting in front of a snapping, crackling fire. Snug as a bug, with a good book and a cup of coffee. Unfortunately, the home of your dreams is lacking one thing – a fireplace. Don’t give up hope! You can still enjoy that warmth and comfort. Plus, all without the expense, time, and mess of installing an actual fireplace. All you need to purchase is a wood burning stove!
There are many types of wood burning stoves available. In addition, today they are much more efficient than they were back in the old days. You can also get wood stoves in a wide variety of styles, so you can find one that fits in with the ambiance of your home. There is one thing you need to know, however. With the installation of a wood burning stove, you must also have a stove pipe. A stove pipe is used to direct the smoke and by-products of your fire out of your stove and home and into the great outdoors. That’s why it’s such an important component of your wood burning appliance!
If you do happen to have a chimney, it can be used to vent your stove. The stovepipe will be used as the connection from your stove to the chimney. If you don’t have a chimney, you still can have a wood stove. Although you’ll just need to vent it differently – and there are stovepipes available that allow you to do just that. One thing to keep in mind? You shouldn’t install a stovepipe too close to a wall unless you have a heat shield. This is because the high heat could cause flammable material to ignite!
Installation of Stove Pipe
You may think your options of where to place your wood burning stove are limited, but that is not the case. Stovepipe can be hooked to the top of your appliance or through the back, which opens up placement options to practically any room in your home.
There are, however, several things to consider when installing stovepipe. The amount of stovepipe that you run is one such thing. Although you may prefer less stovepipe, you need to be aware that a certain amount is necessary so that optimal draft is supplied to your stove. A straight path is the best path – avoid too many turns and angles when installing your stovepipe. Although you may think that it’s a good idea to run your stovepipe through a wall or even out a window, this is not something that should be done because it is a safety hazard. Also, never consider going without venting your stove to the outside. This will definitely lead to a disastrous situation!
It may seem as though installing your wood burning appliance is a do-it-yourself job, but this is one time where you are better off calling in the professionals. Why worry about doing the job right yourself when you can know the job is done right by calling Chimney Sweep Plus? Your home and your family are too important to trust their safety to anyone else!