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I have been on the lookout for stovepipe, I am a bit over the price. Duravent seems to have good reviews, and the price reflects that, did you guys use duravent or have you had success with another brand?BTW, I think we decided on the Voglezang Performer stove.
I used Duravent, and I wouldn't go with anything else. It has a lifetime guarantee, and has been shown to easily survive chimney fires, intact.The price is scary indeed. Although I don't know your design. Here is a site where you can design your setup, then you can shop around for prices. It looks like Northern Tool might have the best price on triple wall chimney sections. I bought the entire kit, and I think it was close to $1000 amost 7 years ago.http://www.woodlanddirect.com/Chimney/Class-A-Triple-Wall
I saw the kit, and for the length we need, with the roof kit, it came to over $1300 on one site I checked. You guys installed the pipe and chimney yourselves, was it difficult? I asked our plumber and he doesn't really do it due to liability.
A breeze! It just takes patience and four hands, just don't drop it and it will be easy.
So I have to go up there too? Did I mention I'm acraphobic...?
The hardest part was climbing up on my roof, (2 story house), and cutting the hole. The chimney pipe snaps together with a twist lock system. there is a little bit of screwing in some of the attachments, but I was done with it in a day and ready to burn.It's expensive, but I look at it this way. I've been using my stove for 7 years and get my propane tank filled once a year for hot water and cooking. My neighbor has forced air propane heat, and spends $500-$600 per month on propane during the winter.
Thank you guys, I hasn't thought about inspection, thanks for these heads up on that.
I actually wanted an inspection..............at least a fire code inspection. Nobody in the county knew what I was talking about.That's why it took me so long. I researched every step, and overkilled everything........including ripping out the walls around where the stove was going to go, installing metal studs where the 2 x 4s were, covering that with concrete board and then tile on the walls and floor.Burning down the house and possibly killing my family was not an option.Not to scare you Kari, but safety was one of my primary reasons for buying the Duravent. It's worth the investment, and it will be around longer than you.
Excellent move!I have cement board behind my stove even though it is within regulation, I just wanted to be safe as well.The last location where I had a stove was set to guidelines, but I had stoked the stove and left the door cracked to get it going and forgot.I came back home 4 hours later to find a fire in the wall, had I been another 30 minutes I'd have lost the entire house.Overkill is always the way to go when fire is concerned.