Select a location for the stove that has tile, stone, metal or brick flooring and its own chimney. It should be clear of combustible objects, such as fabric materials, at least 36 inches around. There should be 18 inches of space from noncombustible surfaces. Alternatively, installing a heat shield increases the required distance between your stove and other objects.
Install the connector pipe according to manufacturer's instructions. Fit the stovepipe over the flue collar behind the stove with the crimped end away from the stove. Connect it with metal screws. Apply stove cement with a putty knife. Horizontal piping should have 18 inches clearance from the ceiling. Avoid creating bends in the stovepipe greater than 90 degrees.
Assemble the stovepipe to the chimney according to manufacturer instructions. Connect the pipe to the flue with the thimble, making sure the thimble does not protrude into the chimney. Secure the stovepipe with stove cement, using a putty knife. Allow at least 1/2 inch of space between the stovepipe and thimble for the pipe to expand. It is recommended that you obtain professional inspection of your chimney assembly before operating the stove.
Complete the installation by adding any remaining parts according to manufacturer instructions.
Things You Will Need
- Chimney flue connections
- Stovepipe components
- Metal screws
- Stove cement
- Hire an expert for advice if any serious questions arise during the installation of the chimney.
- The stove vent can be installed through the roof, upward and out with an elbow joint, or directly outdoors to the side. Avoid installing with too many bends, which results in poor stove performance.