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Posted by jb on November 17th, 2000 12:03 PM
In reply to vent woodstove through chimney? by L.A. on November 17th, 2000 10:35 AM [Go to top of thread]

This should work. I would find the correct fitting and make sure that you have a decent damper in your stove pipe, near the chimney, so you can close it off when not in use to avoid down drafts. Be advised that there are many common sense and/or legal and/or insurance requirements for a stove install. Where I live you need a wood stove permit, then correct install, then fire dept. or building dept. inspection and certification. Without doing these steps you might void your homeowners insurance, as they probably have notification and inspection provisos in their policy. When it comes to these situations a little bit of knowledge can be a very dangerous thing. You need proper non-flammable floor protection, wall protection and correct flue and chimney conditions and cleanliness. For your new chimney hole you might want to contact a mason for advise and call a chimney sweep once a year to inspect and clean your chimney. A good site is

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