Do I need a damper in my stove pipe?

Do I need a damper in my stove pipe?

Newer models of wood stove don’t typically require a damper. A damper was traditionally used on older, less efficient, models of stove to help reduce the flow of air leaving the firebox. Certified modern stoves meet stringent regulations and typically won’t need a damper to perform well.

What is the 2 10 rule?

A chimney must project at least 3 feet above the roof on its shortest side and also be at least 2 feet above any roof structure that is within a 10 foot radius of the chimney. That’s it. Following this simple rule helps to ensure other structures on the roof do not interfere with the exhaustion of combustion gases.

Does the crimped end of stove pipe go up or down?

The crimped end of the stove pipe goes down. Many people think the crimped end goes up to keep the smoke in the pipe but that is incorrect. First of all the smoke is not just going up on its own, it is being drawn up the chimney by the natural draft.

What’s the difference between a damper and a flue?

A damper is located in the flue of your chimney. The flue is where the smoke escapes when the fire is going. Dampers are placed inside of the flue to help control ventilation.

Where should a stove pipe damper be installed?

A damper is usually located approximately 12 to 18 inches from the stove, prior to the spot where the pipe exits into a chimney, if present. The damper retains heat that escapes up the chimney or flue. It allows this heat to dissipate into the area being heated by the woodstove.

Does a fireplace chimney need to go straight up?

A chimney’s exhaust pipe can be sloped but this should only be done if it is really necessary to do so. The flue’s angle should be directly perpendicular to ground level. However, it would be much better if it is possible to come off this vertical by about 30 degrees.

What is code for chimney?

This rule means that your chimney’s shortest side needs to be at least 3 feet above the roof penetration, and its top has to be 2 feet higher than any part of the building that’s within 10 feet.

Should stove pipe be screwed together?

Yes. Screwing sections of black stove pipe together adds an extra margin of safety and is generally required by most building codes.

Can I connect my flue pipe directly to my Chimney?

If you are going to connect your flue pipe directly to your chimney please consult with your Building Control Officer. You do not have to line your chimney with a chimney liner.

Do you need a chimney pipe for a wood stove?

Wood burning is a great way to save some money on your heating bills and also is enjoyable to sit around and watch the fire. Freestanding wood stoves require double wall or single wall stove pipe to connect the stove to the chimney or chimney pipe.

Where do you put the pipe on a wood stove?

Also, the wood stove pipe should always be inserted into the collar of the wood stove outlet. This may sound backwards considering the direction in which the flue gas is traveling.

What kind of pipe do you use for a wood stove?

Freestanding wood stoves require double wall or single wall stove pipe to connect the stove to the chimney or chimney pipe. Failure to properly install the stove pipe can cause creosote to leak out of the pipe and can be a very unpleasant experience.