Early Planning - Wood Stove

Old 12-23-02, 10:41 AM
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Early Planning - Wood Stove

I have a 12x12 sun room off my kitchen that I would like to re-do into a normal room: i.e., replace all the glass on the sides and above with normal walls, windows, and ceiling/roof. I'd still like to keep the slant of the "ceiling", which, starts from a normal height from the furthest side away from the house, and slopes up so that it meets the main part of the colonial-style house between the 1st and 2nd floors.

As I'm drawing up ideas for it, the thought occurred that I might like to place a free-standing wood stove in the far corner of this room. Should I do somethign like this, how high would the flue/smoke pipe have to rise? I know that it has to clear the roof (obviosuly!) but please tell me that does not mean the roof of the main part of the house, which is 3 stories high, since I have a full attic? Keep in mind that the pipe (I'm sorry but the technical name escapes me today) would be in the corner farthest from the main body of the house, i.e., about 12 feet away.

Old 12-23-02, 06:13 PM
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Unfortunately, several factors have to be examined before considering a wood stove installation. With what you describe you have to re-evaluate your strategy.

First and foremost, this does require a permit for installation and may require a licensed installer - this will be based on your municipality regulations. Please don't try to avoid getting a permit, a fire within the home with no permit pulled could be disasterous to family and inability to collect insurance for damages incurred.

Second, not knowing what you are going to purchase, which will have the information on installation, answers to your questions cannot be done at this time as options and current site conditions will dictate applications needed.

I have attached a link to a free standing stove which, after reading will give you more specifics that will be important to know, at least in your initial planning stages. It's a good example of what you'll need to do.


Hope this helps!

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