mprov wrote:Thanks for the help I love this forem.I have about 18 feet of double insulated pipe going up the back of the house.It is about one foot above the ridge.My stove is a pocono and I clean it every four weeks.I take the black pipe off the stove and clean it thoroughly. My baro tee is the first pipe out of the stove. Is that ok. With the baro in that location where should I put my manometer tube? And the fitting for the manometer is plastic that attaches to the stove pipe.That can't be right is it?
Thanks again in advance Mike
Your biggest problem by far is having the chimney pipe on the outside of the house. When I originally installed my stack I was burning wood. I ran the pipe on the outside of my house. So it went out the top of the stove(at that time), up into a 90, then out a basement window into another 90 then straight up. I constantly got backdraft. Starting a fire was frustrating because I was getting smoke in the house. I only ran this setup maybe 10 times and got sick of it. I pulled another permit and ran the pipe straight from the basement through the house and out the roof of my ranch. That chimney performs 10 times better, never any backdraft, never ever any smells in the house. Top of my chimney clears the peak by about 2-3 feet.