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 to escape.
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 four different types of single wall stovepipe. They are listed below with links in the order of their quality.
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.
Ventis 22 gauge Stovepipe: Our Top Choice. 22 gauge thick, butt welded seams, expanded female ends, and their awesome "Fume-Free" outside black paint are just a couple of reasons why Hart's Hearth & Homestead Local chimney Services uses only Ventis stovepipe in ALL our single-wall installations. 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. 10 Year Limited Warranty. Sizes: 6", 7", and 8" diameters.
Heat-Fab 22 gauge stovepipe is the second highest quality we carry. It also bolsters a thick 22 gauge wall and has welded seams.5 Year Limited Warranty. Comes in 6, 7, & 8".
- DuraVent 24 gauge is ok pipe for 24 gauge and the same as the Heat-fab in that it has expanded female ends. The only thing that makes it a lower quality than the Heat-Fab is that it has spot welded rolled seams and the thickness of the pipe. comes in 6, 7, 8, and 10" diameters.
- Snap-Lock 24 gauge is much like the 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"
- Honorable Mention is the 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"
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).
Ventis Our Top Choice. This is simply the best Double Wall Stove pipe we have ever seen. Anytime anyone wants us at HH&H to install double wall stovepipe in one of our local installs, this is the ONLY pipe we use. It is much heavier than all the other brands: one of the telescoping pipes from Ventis is 4 pounds heavier than its exact same size in DuraVent DVL. Forever Warranty. 6, 7, and 8" sizes.
DuraVent DVL has been our most popular and definetly out ranks Superpipe and Security but falls short of Ventis quality. 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 warranty.
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 1-877-602-FIRE (3473).