What does a flue collar do?
The stove flue collar is the round, metal opening designed for connecting vent piping. Any appliance that requires venting, including stoves and heaters, has a flue collar where gases and smoke leave the appliance and enter the chimney flue.
What are the three parts of a wood burning stove?
The main parts of a wood burning stove can include: Firebox. Air Vents. Air Vent Controls.
What sizes does stove pipe come in?
The two common sizes for round stove pipe in the US is 6″ and 8″. If you can detach your stove pipe from your collar you can just measure the diameter of the opening. If you can’t really do that then you can use some basic math to figure it out. Measure the circumference of the stove pipe.
Is my wood stove flue open or closed?
Conduct a visual check. Lean in under your chimney just outside of your wood burning stove. You should find a metal device just within the chimney or flue opening. The damper is open if you can see through the damper up to your chimney. If you only see a metal plate, the damper is in a closed position.
How do I know if my chimney flue is open?
Why is there a hole in the bottom of my wood stove?
The ash pit is built at the fireplace base so that old ashes are swept or scraped into the ash pit and a fresh fire can be built in a clean fireplace. Depending on its size, the ash pit may hold a season’s ashes so that it does not need emptying in inclement weather.
Should wood stove pipe be sealed?
The pipe connected to a wood or pellet stove should not need sealing unless it has a hole or leak in it. When conditions are right, the negative pressure and natural draw of the stovepipe causes the hot smoky air to rise through the pipe and out the chimney.
What is the difference between stove pipe and chimney pipe?
What is the difference between stove pipe and chimney pipe? Many confuse the terms. Stove pipe is usually painted black and is used in the interior on the home until you transition through a wall or ceiling then class A chimney pipe is used thereon. Stove pipe, black pipe, single wall pipe all refer to the same thing.