How to Make Your Own Chimney Pipe
Making your own chimney pipe is needed to provide an exhaust to your stove or fire smoke. Setting up a woodstove as a means to warm your home is something most people are exploring and making now. Particularly since the natural gas and oil prices are rising nowadays. On the other hand, proper care must be considered when assembling the chimney pipe for the woodstove. It should be properly done in order that the smoke and fire do not go beyond the stove and safe for the entire home.
Step 1 - Prepare the Woodstove
Set your woodstove in a recommended distance away from the wall. Eight inches up to 36 inches is the recommended distance, depending on the stove manufacturer's directions.
Approximate the direction that you will need to pass through from the stove towards the exhaust opening. You will need to decide first prior to you purchasing any chimney pipes so that you identify what kind and how many pipes you should have.
Step 2 – Lay Out Your Chimney Pipes
Begin laying your chimney pipes. Start with the building exhaust hole then work your way downwards. Put down a drop of mortar caulk within the hole. Take the primary pipe then push it in the exhaust. Then, by means of the straight pipes and flex pipes, have your way downwards the stove.
Lay your stove in a way that you can include as little bends in the chimney pipe as possible. The chimney pipe needs to egress your stove, go into the chimney then climb the chimney with some bends to let the smoke exit your house. To complete this, purchase as many joint or elbow pipes needed.
Step 3 – Make the Chimney Pipes
Make a seal using your clean-out pipe. Put a drop of mortar caulk within the exhaust hole. Put the clean-out pipe in the exhaust hole. Then, the mortar will have a smoke-proof and positive seal
Install the chimney pipe that exits the stove to an elbow which directs the smoke to the insulated double-wall pipe or the chimney pipe. Apply a few silicone caulk towards the joint then secure it more using stainless steel screws. Ensure that the joint’s end is situated at the chimney pipe’s bottom.
Put in the male end of the flexible stainless steel pipe in the joint. This pipe needs to be at least 5 feet long in order to extend to and on top of the flue within the chimney. The crimped or male end needs to direct downwards.
Attach as several pipe lengths as required above the flexible steel chimney pipe. Take note to have these pipe sections using the male end joints. Lengthen the chimney pipe at least 2 to 3 feet away from the roof.
Step 4 – Request for Inspection
Once your chimney pipes are all set and done. You can now call your local fire department and request an inspection. It is necessary because making your own chimney pipe should agree with the local fire code regulations and safety standards. In this way, accidents will be avoided.