It seems like it went from Winter to Summer in the blink of an eye. It can do the same thing in reverse. That’s why Summer is the best time to prepare for next Winter. If you burn wood, you have plenty to do and we can help.
The first thing you should do is get your wood together, because it takes at least a season to dry, maybe less out here in our hot and dry California summers.. Wet wood burns about as well as a damp rag so make sure it has plenty of time to cure.
If you’re still burning your favorite old pre-EPA Earth Stove, we have Earth Stove replacement parts for many of the older models, and now is the time to fix it up and make sure it’s in good working order. But why not make this the year you upgrade to an efficient EPA model that will burn half the wood for the same amount of heat as your old model? After all, it takes time, effort and money to buy or cut the wood and stack it so why not make the most of it? We have both new and used wood stoves for sale.
We also have Wood Stove Chimney for making any necessary repairs, as well as some helpful videos to show how it goes together, and Chimney Brushes and Rods to keep it clean and ready for the first cold snap in the Fall. Just like Summer snuck up on us here in California, it WAS snowing just about 2 weeks ago, Winter can do the same thing and that’s not the time you want to be replacing that chimney cap or sweeping last Winter’s creosote out of your chimney.
Take care of your stove now and it will take care of you next Winter. Then you can relax and go swimming, ride your bike in the sunshine, or relax under a shady tree with a cold beer knowing you’re ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Here you can see a variety of Direct Vent Gas stove pipe installations. This pipe comes in two sizes. The most common is 4″ interior diameter and 6 5/8″ outer diameter. A larger size 5″ x 8″ is used for bigger fireplaces and rear venting. Always follow the stove manufacturer’s guidelines in their owner’s manual. CLICK ON DIAGRAM TO ENLARGE.
Here are some of your specifications for Dura Vent Double Wall interior pipe also known as “DVL” it is very popular for having a 6″ clearance to combustibles versus the 18″ needed by single wall stove pipe. The DVL pipe also has a stainless steel inner liner so it carries a 25 year warranty since stainless steel does not deteriorate with creosote from wood stoves like carbon steel type stove pipe does. The one disadvantage with DVL pipe from this company or others, they only make 45 degree elbows. So, when you calculate your amount of horizontal offset you may find that the framing in the ceiling prevents you from placing the chimney support box over the perfect location for the wood stove. To find the vertical “rise” and horizontal “run” for your degree of offset you will need to draw out the stove dimentions in cardboard or newspaper and then place it in the stove location so you can drop a plumb bob from the location of the center of the exhaust outlet of the wood stove. Your framing in the attic will need 14″ square so you must find 7″ in all directions from that plumb bob are free of framing, electrical, framing or plumbing, so that the support box can mount there. The chart on the bottom of this article shows the degree of rise and run in DVL pipe so that you can choose what pipe lengths you need and then purchase them by clicking here. Contact us at Info@WoodHeatStoves.com for help in selecting your pipe.
If you find that you need an offset, you might be able to accomodate it inside the roof/attic where no one can see it. The second off set chart is for the “White Metal” class A chimney pipe that we offer on this web site.