That will work just fine. It's an immediate adaptation & you'll have the immediate draw of the 8"--I did it with my wood burning beast & it worked & still works well
You're going to put the adapter right on the stove collar YES ??
AKShadow wrote:I appreciate all the replies, I feel a little more confident now.
VigIIPeaBurner - the stove I have now is a vigilant and I feel I need about double that possible heat output so like you said, probably wouldnt meet my needs. but I have a friend down the road that has one and burns our sub-bit quite well
Berlin - What Im doing at the moment with my Vigilant wood stove is get a good log fire going and then dump a bucket in through the top griddle, no smoke, virtually no mess. My chimney is 8" and runs about 30' straight up no bends. Seems to have pretty good draw. Im really glad to get your opinion on this, since everyone in the hand fired seemed to think if I bought a top loaded stove that I would be eating smoke. Seems like most have a 6" outlet, do you think it would affect the draw to much to run a 6" to 8" adapter so that I can hook to my existing chimney?