To get that answer, all you need to do is look at your wood stove and
measure the inside diameter of the flue collar on the wood stove itself.
If the stove has a 6” flue collar, then you should use 6” stove pipe and
6” chimney pipe through the roof. If your stove has a 8” flue collar then
you run 8” stove pipe all the way up.
Stove pipe is the connector pipe that attaches your wood stove to your
chimney. Stove pipe cannot penetrate any combustible materials like a
wall, ceiling, floor or roof and it cannot run outside your home. It also
cannot be used as a liner; you can’t reline your brick or mortar chimney
with stove pipe. It can only be used inside your home to connect your wood
stove to your chimney.
Whether you are putting in a brand new pipe install or replacing a
existing one, you probably have questions on which type stove pipe is the
best. While there are many brands out there available for your install,
there are two main types of pipe that serve different purposes for your
installation, they are single-wall and double-wall stove pipe.
Pre Purchase Inspection for Wood Stove and Chimney Pipe Installation
Before you purchase your wood burning stove you will want to determine
where you might want to place that stove and any barriers that my be in
the way to hinder proper installation and venting. Our pre purchase /
installation guide will help make sure that you are choosing the best
location for your wood stove and venting system.
Whether you are planning a new chimney installation, repairing an existing
masonry chimney, or trying to educate yourself on chimney care and
maintenance, knowing where to start can sometimes be the most difficult
The easiest way to start is to go to our Chimney Pipe Installation
Planning Guide. We'll answer several questions here though. Start first by
determining what type of chimney your appliance requires. This information
is in the instruction manual of your appliance and there are several types
Not quite sure what your roof pitch is? Let us help! The pitch, or slope,
of a roof is expressed as the distance a roof raises vertically over a
12-inch horizontal distance. So a roof that rises 6 inches vertically for
every 12 inches horizontally has a 6/12 pitch.
It's easy! Pick a layout, draw out your chimney pipe or pellet vent pipe
layout, give us some dimensions and answer a few simple questions, fax in
your completed sketch or email it to us and one of our chimney system
experts will put together a quote for you. It's that easy!
Which Brand is Best for Me? Chimney Pipe Differences
The top rated customer pick for new chimney installations is DuraTech
chimney pipe. DuraTech has a greater selection of pipe and fittings and is
reasonably priced. Another popular brand among customers is Shasta Vent
Chimney Pipe, which is the most affordable chimney solution. Shasta Vent
is constructed from 304 Stainless Steel and a thin-fiber ceramic
insulation blanket which maintains superior draft performance.
Proper ventilation provides greater operating efficiencies for stoves,
fireplaces and inserts, as well as a home that is free of potentially
harmful by-products of burning fuel products. Making sure that your home
is properly vented will ensure year-round energy savings while protecting
your home against moisture damage in the winter and reduce heat build up
throughout the summer.
The following recommendations are intended as a general guideline to
assist in the layout and selection of the chimney components needed for
your installation. Always read and follow Installation Instructions before
installing your chimney system. Follow local building codes and have your
How to Build an Attic Insulation Shield or Chase For Your Chimney Pipe
When installing a Class A chimney system, building code dictates we have
at least a 2" clearance to combustibles as well as an Attic Insulation
Shield. If you do not have the 15'' of space it takes to install an
Even though the flashing may not be the hardest past of installing a class
A chimney, it is one of the most important parts of your chimney system
because it prevents rain water from seeping into the ceiling.
If you live in an area that has heavy snowfalls or you have a metal roof
your chimney is at risk for snow damage. Sliding snow will slam into your
Class A Chimney and can, and most likely will, cause serious damage even
to the point of no repair.
Simpson DuraTech is an all-fuel chimney system designed for appliances
that require a UL 103 or a UL HT chimney system, such as wood stoves,
fireplaces, furnaces, boilers, stoves, ranges, water heaters, or other
appliances fueled by wood, oil, coal, or gas, and zero clearance
fireplaces that are factory-built.
DuraPlus is a triple-wall, 2100° HT (high temp) all-fuel chimney system
designed for appliances that require a UL 103 HT chimney system, such as
wood stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, boilers, stoves, ranges, water heaters,
or other appliances fueled by wood, oil, coal, or gas, and zero clearance
fireplaces that are factory-built.
DuraFlex SS (Stainless Steel) is flexible relining for masonry chimney for
use with gas, wood pellet, oil, or wood burning appliances, including:
fireplace inserts, furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. Ensures safe and
efficient venting of heating appliances, while protecting the masonry
chimney from the damaging effects of flue product condensation.
When a masonry chimney is damaged or has fallen down, it can be replaced
with a safe, listed liner system or factory-built chimney. DuraLiner, when
used with a Transition Anchor Plate and in combination with DuraTech,
DuraPlus, or DuraPlus HTC Chimneys, replaces the damaged masonry chimney
with a safe, efficient, and economical listed chimney system .
PelletVent Pro is a venting system designed for stoves and inserts that
use corn, pellet, and oil fuel. (Rated for continuous use flue
temperatures up to 57 degrees F.) Its double wall, air-insulated design
offers superior performance.
DirectVent Pro is a unitized, coaxial venting system designed for use with
direct vent gas or propane stoves, heaters, and fireplaces. Stunning
design and Engineered Excellence® utilizing state-of-the art