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<<Thanks SP. The $5K+ stove, including installation, simply didn't make sense. Nice to know there are reasonable options out there.

What was installation like? Did you go up a chimney or out a wall?

IP >>


I put a metal chimney up through the ceiling and roof. It was a pretty easy job, although being 35 years of age made it a lot easier than it would be now!

My suggestion for do it yourselfers ---read the instructions for installing a manufactured chimney or vent pipe. They should explain just what to do and if you are confident you understand the directions, go ahead.

They TELL you what you need to do to install their equipment safely.

If your local jurisdiction requires a permit ----I'd get one and have it inspected for safety. That should eliminate issues with your fire insurance company.

As far as I know, you have no obligation to tell your fire insurance company you are installing a wood stove, and installing it yourself. They are probably jumpy about that, and they might cancel you if you tell 'em.


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