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Uh..hi, me again. One last question on the woodst
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Paula    Posted 05-28-2003 at 10:38:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm thinking that single wall connectors would let more
heat into the room before it goes up the chimney righ?
I've heard though that they corrode out - is that true. I'm
thinking double wall connectors would insulate against
the heat in the connector and allow more of it to travel
up the chimney. Is this wrong thinking? Would I benefit
from the single wall from the heat that it would give off?
Is it too much of a burn hazard (if its accidentally

Salmoneye    Posted 05-28-2003 at 17:38:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You will be fine with single wall inside the dwelling...And it will meet most 'codes' throughout the country if the isulated pipe starts inside the ceiling (within the dwelling below the ceiling)...The longest 'coded' run of insulated inside a dwelling in the country is 18" (I think) and that is the exception...Most codes only require 6 inches, and some places it is 4 inches...(All with proper distances from surrounding combustibles of course)...

As for corrosion or burning through, I have used single wall pipe for more than a decade without it getting thin...I get all my pipe for free at lawn sales etc....I bought my own set of brushes at the flea market for $5 and I clean at least 3 times a winter...I burn hot and long...My fire is lit from September to May...I run 3 woodstoves and a Maple Syrup Evaporator...10 cord this year and planning more for next...

You can go through a lot of single wall in the time you pay back the price of insulated for the inside run...And you will lose the radiant BTUs of the single wall...In the 'space' you describe, seriously consider a way of getting the heat back 'down' such as a ceiling fan, etc....

As for the 'burn' factor...Single wall is no more dangerous than the hot stove itself...As with any woodstove, NEVER vacuum in the buff...

Wanna see the scar?


walt    Posted 05-28-2003 at 13:13:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll answer here. I left the bottom heat shield as per the manufacturer, and I sleep better at night. If your still going with the Dutchwest, it puts out an enormous amount of radiant heat. I'm not sure what your passing through(walls) etc. As far a the single pipe, creosote build up occurs when the flue gets cold, then when building the fire, the particles adhere to the pipe. I have single wall pipe about 5' above my stove. Then because it passes through the upstairs floor, There I went with 2100degree pipe. No cheap, but safe. It can be within 2" combustable material. I can touch it safely with a fire going. But not the single.

never implied that single    Posted 05-28-2003 at 14:41:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
for the whole durn flue pipe... any fool ought'n know that! !##%^*!%$@ just from the stove to the thimble- yep- been here 19 yr. that way. don't touch the pipe though, LOL! we got a stainless steel flue that runs through portland cement/perrolite mix up 2 stories through the original brick chimney. put a cap on the chimney too... had to, Bluebitds nested in the stove the year we built 16 Bluebird boxes... LOL!

yep    Posted 05-28-2003 at 10:52:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
you'll burn the devil out of yourself if you touch single wall. it is much cheaper. not hard to work with. we change ours every 2nd.year. we burn seasoned hardwoods.

keep that laminate floooring well away from the firebox door. avoid the snap-crackle-pop blues.

QHMom    Posted 05-28-2003 at 19:59:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got a second hand Soapstone stove for 600 bux-cannot wait to use it. We are going the prefab route-will post the insurance agent loves this system.

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