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Wood Stove Venting

Wood stove venting is definitely something to be considered before you start installing your stove. If not done properly, you can definitely affect the safety and performance of your heater.

At first glance, providing venting to your stove should be a simple issue. It is simple....in theory. However, depending on how your house is constructed, you may run into some issues with optimal placement. Many issues with the exhaust will cause the most common wood heating problems, such as smoky fires.

In most cases, you should use a chimney as the mechanism to exhaust your heater. Its the simplest, most effective way to provide draft and prevent smoke spillage.

If a chimney is just not possible due to the building construction then wall venting can be used. You'll still have to build a chimney on the outside once you have the pipes that clear the stove and wall. It will also need to be insulated, even if installed outside of the wall. Then there are city and fire regulations to consider as well. Using a direct vent system will not work with wood heaters, although they are common with gas fired ones.


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