There’s a unique romance to a wooden stove that is unlike what home owner may feel for an oil or gas furnace. Some of the key factors that create that romance are the economic factors, the overall aesthetic, and the undeniable efficiency. When you have a wood stove, there’s a promise of a heating system that is independent and non-reliant on other local utilities. Plus, they create a cozy setting with great ease.

Creating an Exit for the Smoke

If you already have a wood stove, then you should also have a masonry fireplace within your home. If you vent the smoke out of the fireplaces chimney, you’re making the more sensible and economic choice. Now, if you don’t yet have a fireplace insert to connect to the top of the stove and into the chimney flue (or if you just need a new one), check out our Fireside Chimney Supply online store. We offer wood stove pipe kits that either you or an experienced chimney professional can insert. Without a properly fitted connection, the wood burning stove loses its purpose because you won’t be able to use it.

Every heating system works best when all the parts are designed to work together. When it comes to a wood stove, the same fact applies. Wood stoves are the safest and most efficient when they are connected to a chimney with a flue size similar to the size of the chimney’s pre-existing vent pipe (the pipe that connects the stove to the chimney).

Understanding Wood Stoves

When connecting a wood stove to a fireplace flue, you have two types of stoves to choose from,

  1. Fireplace Inserts
  2. Freestanding Stoves

Both of these can be vented through a masonry chimney or a metal chimney system that was specifically designed to accommodate wood burning appliances (chimney liner kits). If the collar of the stoves flue is close in size to the height and position of the fireplaces chimney, there are wood stove kits that will allow you to connect the two of them.

Installation Tips for Wood Stove Chimney Liners

The best installation option to choose from is a stainless steel liner that connects from the top of the wood burning stove to the top of the chimney flue. With one simple connection, it’s far easier to inspect on an annual basis. The most important thing you want to remember when finding a chimney insert is that size and proportion are everything. If the size is too far off, you’ll create a draft that resembles the closest thing to a smoke tornado in your home.