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Can I use B vent for a wood stove?

Last Updated: 8th January, 2020

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B-Vent is for certain gas appliances but not all. Direct-vent chimney is for a direct-vent gas appliance. Never substitute single wall wood stove pipe for class A chimney pipe. Wood stove pipe is for the interior part of your installation, then use class A chimney pipe once you penetrate a wall or ceiling.

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Also, can a wood burning stove be vented through the wall?

For instance, wood-burning stoves will always be vented through the roof of your house, but pellet-burning stoves can be vented vertically through the roof, or horizontally through the wall to the outdoors. Same with gas stoves - venting can be routed in either direction - vertically or horizontally.

One may also ask, can you use a pellet stove pipe for a wood stove? Pellet Vent is intended for pellet burning stoves and is not listed to be used with firewood. Many of the tiny wood stove manufacturers don't discuss chimney size or height in detail in the manual.

Accordingly, can a wood stove be direct vented?

Depends on how you are defining direct vent. The usual definition is the gas combustion products are vented directly through the wall and no conventional flue or chimney is required. You will not find a wood burning fireplace that does not require a chimney.

What kind of chimney do I need for a wood stove?

Stainless steel all fuel chimney products can be used on all types of wood stoves and certain fireplaces. Black stove pipe is designed for use as a connector pipe for wood burning stoves, but not fireplaces and black stove pipe cannot be used for a chimney.

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Can you add a wood burning stove to an existing home?

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Does double wall stove pipe get hot?

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What's the trick to putting stove pipe together?

Putting Together a Stove Pipe Seam
  1. Set a length of stove pipe flat on the floor with the two open ends of the center seam facing away from the floor.
  2. Push the two sides of the seam together.
  3. Push down and in on both sides of the stove pipe seam until you hear a loud snap.