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?