oldmanstyle wrote:Greetings folks. I've got Doug at Barnstable Stoves restoring a Glenwood Baseheater #8 for me and I've got some venting and placement questions for anyone familiar with this stove. How far out from the back wall, (brick), did you need to place it to make the connection to the thimble ? How high up from the stove is the ideal location for the thimble thru the wall ? What are your feelings on the best flue size dimensions in a brick/block chimney for this particular stove ? And finally what is the stovepipe size for this stove ? A lot of questions I know, but, your help is greatly appreciated ! Also, if anyone has some of the old advertising literature for this stove I'd gladly pay for copies. Thank you everyone, this is a great site !
I'd give the stove a good 18 inches from the back brick wall, further if you want. I don't think there's an idea location for the thimble, that stove has the pipe come off at about 30 inches up from the floor. On my stove I go straight back to my tee for my chimney. I go through a fireplace. I've had this stove with the pipe going:
up to a thimble about 4 feet up;
up about 6 feet, right for about 4 feet and then back 6 feet to a chimney thimble.
Worked fine in all configurations as long as you have good draft. The stove takes 6 inch pipe. I like running 6 inch chimney pipe also.