A stove pipe chimney can be a great addition to a more rustic living room or any home really that wants a different tone. Here are some tips to get started on install, and how you can work it into your home.
Can I install a stove pipe myself?
With experience, you can absolutely do it yourself. However, it’s often a far better route to have professional consultation at the very least. There’s a ton of ways that projects that handle open fire and cooking can easily go awry. That’s not to say it’s impossible, just requires a great deal of attention. Wood-burning stoves are still highly effective though when installed properly.
How do I make sure it’s safe?
Ensure that all the piping material is correct and in-line with what the model is intended to be used for. There isn’t a great deal of variability between model and materials usually, but there is enough for you to want to double check. The last thing you need is the wrong installation becoming an issue and damaging the interior of the surrounding home.
What can I use my wood-burning stove for?
Wood-burning stoves are virtually the same in function as gas stoves, they just operate under different parameters. It’s more difficult for precise cooking and needs attention if you are going to be using it for anything more than utility. This is why the installation process requires so much attention to detail.
What if I have a brick chimney installed?
These can be replaced, but require a great deal more work. If you have any question regarding the performance and safety of your chimney, give us a call today. We’ll take into account how long your home has been in use, the chimney’s deterioration and viability, as well as what you can do as a homeowner to improve it. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you!