A fireplace vent pipe is an important part of installing a fireplace. If you do not have proper ventilation, you are going to end up with a smoky house and possible other complications. It is important to make sure that they pipe is installed correctly and that it functions correctly.
Installing Vent Pipe
Installing a fireplace vent pipe can be a simple procedure. There are many vent pipes that are very easy to install. Flexible vent pipes are most commonly used for ease of installation. Always make sure that you start from the bottom and work your way to the top when you are installing flexible vent pipes. Screw stainless steel pipe to the vent pipe to make it more durable and easier to work with. Pull on the flexible pipes carefully so as not to tear them. Stop when you get them to the required length. Get up on your roof and drop the flexible fireplace vent pipe down through the chimney and into your firebox. Use self tapping screws to secure your vent pipe to the top of your chimney. After this is done, you will want to call a professional to come in and attach any electrical or gas lines that are needed if you are using a fireplace that utilizes these.
These simple steps will give you proper ventilation of your fireplace. You can vent the fireplace in an hour or so and do it with the greatest of ease. There is not a lot of work involved and you do not need any special skills.