We were out and about in Skowhegan yesterday, so I figured I should stop at Tractor Supply to pick up the last piece of chimney pipe I need for my wood stove installation. If you remember back to my expert install, you remember that I mentioned that I needed one more two foot section of DuraVent pipe to make things code friendly. I originally had about three feet sticking out of the roof and I needed just under five. With the addition of this last piece, we’re good to go.
Funny thing – Tractor Supply sells stainless steel DuraVent chimney pipe and Home Depot sells galvanized. The pipe installation kit I got from Home Depot is all galvanized. I really didn’t want that, but that’s what came with the kit. I installed it only because I wasn’t about to drive all the way back to Waterville to return it. It’s not like it rusts or anything, but I really wanted stainless.
Take a look at this difference between the galvanized at the bottom and the stainless pipe I put on yesterday.
I believe you are supposed to support any pipe longer than four feet with a roof bracket. I decided to use mechanic’s wire for the time being. I’ll grab a real support when I can. Take a look at the wire.
Overall, I’m happy with the entire wood stove installation. I made a fire two nights ago and boy does this stove crank. I can’t wait for the real cold weather to hit so I can experience the true power of this Englander wood stove!