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Wood stove experts?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by gobi_grey, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. screefer

    screefer Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Feb 28, 2016
    ^^^ this. Serious business.

    Install a 4' x4' piece of sheet metal spaced two inches out from wall and an inch off the floor for cooling air flow.
    Grab the same size piece of cement board or tile for the floor.

    Nice looking stove but you might find it heats you twice as you cut and split enough wood to keep her going. looks like a greedy fella!
  2. David Meiland

    David Meiland Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Mar 26, 2017
    Friday Harbor, Washington
    We have two woodstoves and I've installed a lot of others for customers. I would find a double-wall adapter and start on top of the stove with that, then convert to class A (insulated stainless steel pipe) before you get to the ceiling, and probably not more than 5' or so above the stove. Insulated pipe keeps the flue gas hotter and you get less creosote deposit in your pipe. Run the pipe fairly high, don't necessarily just stop right above the roof. A nice tall pipe will draw better than a short one. You probably want 15-20 feet of pipe on top of that stove. Sometimes you need a brace kit or other stuff to make the pipe stable above the roof. Try to avoid any elbows, and definitely don't just elbow out the back wall unless there's no choice.
  3. NoTeleBob

    NoTeleBob Tele-Meister

    Feb 12, 2020
    Southwestern, USA
    ^ What they said. Heat shield, spaced at least an inch from the wall, a bit more is better. 36" to any combustible surface in any direction. Use cement board, or bricks, etc underneath with significant extension in front... stuff will fly out and you don't want it landing on wood. 18" in front of the doors is a minimum.

    Bricks also have the advantage that they will absorb heat and radiate it back as the stove winds down.

    Definitely get a damper for the pipe and mount a couple feet up the pipe. They make dampers that will fit right in the pipe. Drill two smallish holes, push in damper, stick rod thru, done. If the pipe is going to be that close to the wall, you either need a heat shield or better, double or triple wall depending on how close you are to the wall once installed. Get some chimney brushes and clean it regularly.

    That oil is going to smell. So will the paint for a few weeks if you go that route as the solvents burn off. But it will stop eventually.
  4. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    It isn't hooked up. I was just working on cleaning it up. I haven't gotten to the point of insulating/fire proofing the surrounding area/floor.
  5. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

    May 7, 2016
    Eastern USA
    OK, well then lets back up to a tip.

    Take it outside. Light a fire in it. Let it burn until till stove quits smoking.

    Your welcome. ;)
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  6. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

    Aug 23, 2009
    Tenterfield, Australia
    Ditto that last comment, all that oil is going to create a lot of smoke. Burn it off and then use stove black on it.
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