I'm installing my Harman Magnum Stoker in the location of my old wood stove. I've got a 16' vertical run to the top of my chimney and have two questions:
1. Do I really need a barametric damper or is it only recommended. The first dealer that I spoke with said yes. The 2nd dealer where I bought the stove said no. Is the damper strictly for efficiency or is it more of a safey concern?
2. The connection where the stove pipe attaches to the stove does not have a tight fit, even after attaching 3 screws to fasten the pipe. The stove has a 6" connection and I've got 6" 24ga snap-lock pipe. Do I need a special stovetop adapter or a different type of pipe? I can fill the gap with some cement, but I'm not sure if that's the best thing. Also, I tried flipping the pipe upside down and confirmed that the non-crimped end fits better in the top of the stove, however, it does not have the "flared" ring above the crimp. Does that matter?