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Tyler

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12-24-2012 11:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood stove shop heat

So i finally finished up with my wood stove install. It was nearly as tough as i thought or expensive either. I started with finding the right area for my shop wich i was goin to have it catty cornered but with the rafter beams it wouldnt work going threw the ceiling. I didnt want to go through the side just funny about 2 90 degree turns. so i wreslted with putting the single wall pipe all togetheand damperr, i think it was maybe 5 pieces. i used 3 screws to attach the pipes. i then sealed the joints with high temp caulk. after the caulk dried i cut a 6 inch hole and cut slits in it so i could flare it out for proper air space so it wouldnt be metal on metal burning. i added a few trim collars on the bottom and added to the inside of the collar some high temp fire block. the foam type. i secure the collar wich fit tighte with teh pipe and finish with high temp caulking.. I added the smoke stack so that it was 3ft above the roof line and anded a cheap guard for it. i added another collar, foam fire block and caulking with a thick layer of roofing cement so the water would run off into the drain system. after the first burn it was perfect. just a lil smell from new metal.

-- You can get alot further with a kind word and a hand gun, than just a kind word alone


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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 12:16 AM

Nice looking install. Box type stoves are no longer legal in WA state (and I think OR and CA as well). I’m using an old trash burner. What I like is that I can keep the piles of offcuts and other scrap under control. Raises the temp in my uninsulated shop 2 or 3 degrees, too.

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RogerM

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 12:48 AM

Nice installation Tyler. I believe that you will be more than pleased with it’s performance. I put in a LOPI high efficiency wood burner with double walled pipe and insulated pipe (wooden shop structure) over 5 years ago and love it. Hope you are as satisfied with yours as I am with mine.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Tyler

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 01:59 AM

Oh i love it….i was a lil nervous doing it but im glad i did…just a lil reminder take the stickers off the pipe before you get a good burn on it… lol…it was around 45 the other night and it was a nice 65 in the shop…:)

-- You can get alot further with a kind word and a hand gun, than just a kind word alone

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kizerpea

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 04:24 AM

looks good…now get a cheap box fan to sit behind an it will b on…

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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redryder

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 08:08 AM

Your install looks great.

I have two ceiling fans in my shop to circulate the heat down. The wood stove keeps it as warm as I want it.

Not sure why someone would say Box type stoves are no longer legal in WA state. They are sold everywhere............

-- mike...............

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Gerald Thompson

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#6 posted 12-25-2012 05:52 PM

Keep an eye on the single wall stove pipe. The effluent cools rapidly on a long run and condeses in the pipe. This stuff will eat through the pipe and can present fire and CO hazards.
This comes from personal experience.

-- Jerry

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Tyler

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 01:13 AM

Thanks for the comments and tips to look for

-- You can get alot further with a kind word and a hand gun, than just a kind word alone

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 12-26-2012 03:49 AM

Looks good. Now get a chimney brush and keep your stovepipe clean to prevent “chimney fires”. They are no joke!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BentheViking

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#9 posted 12-26-2012 03:57 AM

gonna be toasty

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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redryder

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#10 posted 12-26-2012 06:24 AM

I agree with Jerry. I would have gone with double wall pipe but what is done is done.
Burning dry wood and burning it hot will keep the creosote down.
I like the fact that wood stoves take the moisture out of the air and your wood stock quickly.
You know, that whole “wait a year per inch thing”. Who’s got the patience for that…......................

-- mike...............

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