A chimney sleeve would be the best solution.
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Short answer - yes, in most cases. I'd recommend you do some more research on NFPA standards or consult a professional (even if you don't contract them to do the installation for you, having a pro inspect your chimney top-to-bottom, and give you an assessment on the state of your masonry, can be invaluable.) Installing a stove like this is serious. You're not just "improving" the fireplace...you're converting it into a heating system, and incorrectly vented wood stoves can lead to creosote build up, chimney fires, and premature failure of the chimney/flue system itself.
At a minimum, you need a length of venting from the stove up to the first full masonry tile in the flue. (This is minimum NFPA standard.) Slightly more expensive to vent all the way to the top of the chimney, but this in effect completely seals the stove to chimney top passage, and helps with fire starting and overall heat retention in the house when you're not burning. Good luck!
answered 4 years ago
- Northern VA
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