Stovepipe going down hill.

Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Merc300d On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:29 pm

I had a question regarding the stove pipe coming out the back of say a wood pallor stove that's in front of a fireplace that measures 26 1/4 to the top of the opening The center of the pipe of the stove opening measures 27 inches at the center. How would I make that work ? I have very little room from the opening to the mantle to play with. Could the pipe jog down then into the fireplace and up. Any advice would be appreciated.
Merc300d
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 12
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Oil base board

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:34 pm

That subtle of a down slope shouldn't be a problem in my opinion..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:36 pm

:clap: Yup, with a strong draft, anything is possible!
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.


Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:39 pm

Wantin to see pix when ya get er done :) Gradual bein the key
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Merc300d On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:53 pm

I feel better already. I hate limitations. Thanks.
Merc300d
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 12
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Oil base board

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Merc300d On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:57 pm

I will as soon as I can. Hopefully this fall I should have my base heater and wood pallor operational. The only killer is waiting till then.
Merc300d
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 12
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Oil base board

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:47 pm

a round to oval adapter will get rid of most of the downhillyness.......hey I just invented a new word :lol:
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:51 pm

Hmmm reminds me of sillyassness.. :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: plumber On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:29 am

I wouldn't do it in my house or any customer's house. Get yourself a few really loud CO detectors. There is a reason the code requires horizontal flues to pitch upward 1/4" per foot.
I'd suggest a plan B. I wouldn't want to read about you in the ProJo or see your house on channel 10.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Rich W. On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:25 pm

Does the stove have legs? Do what I did and go to shorter legs.
Rich W.
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:18 pm

As long as its sealed to the chimney good it shouldn't be a problem.. Just ask Smitty, I think his dives vertically for 3 feet before going to the chimney..

He's been driving the triple..
Smitty.. You out there?
Breaker one nine ... Smitty got yer ears on partner?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:02 pm

Kick it back lil buddy :shock: That's only so Froggy will feel taller ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:23 pm

Lightning wrote:As long as its sealed to the chimney good it shouldn't be a problem.. Just ask Smitty, I think his dives vertically for 3 feet before going to the chimney..


I wouldn't use his stovepipe as an example of planning for success...he constantly has to fool with the combustion air to keep the CO detector from going off.

Lack of upward pitch is one thing, but heading downhill is something that should be avoided if possible. If you can't avoid it, make sure everything is sealed and keep an eye on it for fly ash buildup. If the chimney drafts well and you burn the woodstove hot, it will probably work fine.

Any chance the stove has some legs that can be removed or modified?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:32 pm

Rob R. wrote:I wouldn't use his stovepipe as an example of planning for success...he constantly has to fool with the combustion air to keep the CO detector from going off.

Lack of upward pitch is one thing, but heading downhill is something that should be avoided if possible. If you can't avoid it, make sure everything is sealed and keep an eye on it for fly ash buildup. If the chimney drafts well and you burn the woodstove hot, it will probably work fine.

Any chance the stove has some legs that can be removed or modified?

I'll agree with that.. , no sense in bein reckless if it can be avoided..
Safety first... :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Stovepipe going down hill.

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:38 pm

A wood stove chimney pipe needs a good amount (a lot more than a 1/4" per foot)of pitch up into the chimney or the pipe will act as radiator and cool the smoke and gases to the point that the creosote will drop out in the pipe. Just ask me how I know that. :D
If you do not mind cleaning the flue pipe weekly than you can do that.
I would hire a mason to install a new thimble in the chimney, than install it properly.
Dan.
Lu47Dan
 
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Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)