Many think stovepipe is the pipe that runs from the appliance (woodstove,
oil burner, coal stove, etc.) right up through the roof. Not so, stove pipe only
runs from the appliance to where it will go through a ceiling or wall. It then
needs to be connected to a safe chimney system.
Stovepipe always needs to be installed with the "male-end-down". Many
believe the opposite because they think the stove pipe needs to assemble
the way the smoke goes, so they install with male-ends-up, only to find later
a black oozing liquid running down their pipe. Installing with male-end-down
allows those creosote drippings to go back down into your stove instead of
running down your pipe onto the stove or floor. Creosote dripping make a big
mess and they stink big time, adding to the fuel of why the "women-folk"
frown on the burning of wood as fuel.
All stovepipe is pre-painted black, so with any of the pipe there is a "burn-
off" time when you first crank up the stove with the new pipe. Be prepared to
open a window or door to allow the smoke and fumes from the curing paint
We carry two types of stovepipe in stock; double wall and single wall.
Single wall stovepipe is used in most applications. However,
clearance to combustibles needs to be 18" or more and maintain that
clearance until it enters the chimney.
We carry in stock five different types of single wall stovepipe. They are listed
below with links in the order of their quality.
Ventis 22 gauge black welded seam is our Top Choice . Along with
the 22 gauge thickness and the welded seams, this pipe is painted on
the inside and out assuring that there is no rust when you get it and
install it. That’s not all, the smart folks at Olympia Ventis have a patent
pending paint process on their pipe that makes it fume-free! That’s
right, no smoke from curing! Comes with a 10 Year Limited Warranty.
Heat-Fab 22 gauge stovepipe is the second highest quality we
carry. It bolsters a thick 22 gauge wall and has welded seams. The
female ends are expanded, so there are no crimps on the male ends.
No crimps mean that the pipe holds a true size through-out its run.
This pipe will last for many, many years. Comes in 6, 7, & 8". Slight
rust may be seen inside and this stove pipe does need to cure.
DuraVent 24 gauge is also an excellent pipe and the same as the
Heat-fab in that it has welded seams and expanded female ends. The
only thing that makes it a lower quality than the Heat-Fab is the
thickness of the walls. comes in 6 & 8".
Snap-Lock 24 gauge is much like to pipe you have probably
seen in your hardware store or in one of the big chains except that
they usually carry the much thinner 26, 28, or 30 gauge pipe. Comes
in 5, 6, 7, & 8"
Heat-Fab 24 gauge all Stainless Steel Pipe. This pipe is
normally used to reline chimneys, but many of our customers use it for
stovepipe. Used as stove pipe, this pipe should be at the top of this
list. It is quite a bit more expensive and is not painted black, but.... you
will never have to replace stovepipe ever again, ever! It is made
exactly the same as the Heat-Fab 22 gauge, but is 24 gauge
Stainless Steel pipe instead. Comes in 5" - 12"
Double-Wall Stovepipe is used when you don't have 18" or more
clearance from combustibles. Most of the double-wall stovepipe allows for 6"
clearance from wall combustibles and 8" from ceiling combustibles. This pipe
is excellent when installing a newer close-clearance woodstove or appliance.
We carry in stock 3 different brands of double-wall stovepipe. All have
outer walls painted black and inner walls of stainless steel. They are listed
below in the order of their quality (in our opinion).
DuraVent DVL is our most popular and definetly out ranks the
other two. 25 year warranty, comes in 6" & 8".
Superpipe comes real close to DVL in looks and performance. It
beats DVL with a lifetime warranty, but we're not crazy about the
crimped ends. Comes in 6", 7",& 8"
Security double wall comes in 6" only and comes with a 10 year
That about wraps it up on the stovepipe. More information can be found
about individual parts when you choose the type, brand, and size of stove
pipe you are interested in. If you have any questions, read through any
downloadable instructions there may be and read through our FAQ first
before you contact Support. If you still have questions, contact our Product
and Tech Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-924-0850.
Uplink Companies / Hart's Hearth Inc.
Copyright 2001 - 2013
Page Updated 07/01/2013
Hart's Hearth Inc.
2523 Middle Rd.
Trenton, NC 28585
Toll Free Phone#:
9AM to 5PM Mon. - Fri.
Closed: Sat. & Sun.
Most all orders placed
Monday thru Friday by
1:30 pm Eastern will be
shipped same day.
Tech Support, Customer
Service, and Order Takers
will be available during
office hours above.