Does a wood stove need a flu?

Newer models of wood stove don’t typically require a damper. A damper was traditionally used on older, less efficient, models of stove to help reduce the flow of air leaving the firebox. Certified modern stoves meet stringent regulations and typically won’t need a damper to perform well.

Is there a flue in a wood burning stove?

A wood burner flue is designed to help remove smoke and waste gases from the stove out of the property. On all wood stoves the flue can be found right at the top of the stove’s body, typically extending straight upwards out of the stove’s top or, alternatively, out of the unit’s back with an upward bend.

Can you put a stove in without a chimney?

It’s imperative to think in advance because a stove needs a way to vent the smoke and gas, and a chimney is a foremost thing required for any wood stove installation. In case you don’t have a chimney, you can install one with the stove and it doesn’t require much effort.

Do you need a flue liner?

Secondly, while not mandatory, flue liners are highly recommended by most stove installers, and for good reason. Along with offering improved safety, cleanliness and efficiency, one of the main benefits of fitting your stove with a flue liner is also better performance.

Which way does black stove pipe go?

Stove pipe should always be installed with the “male-end-down”. Installing the pipe male-end-down allows creosote drippings to go back down into your stove instead of running down your pipe onto the stove or floor.

Is a damper and flue the same thing?

A damper is located in the flue of your chimney. The flue is where the smoke escapes when the fire is going. Dampers are placed inside of the flue to help control ventilation. Your damper should have a chain or handle that you can access in order to open and close it.

How do I find my fireplace flue?

You can reach inside of the fireplace opening and behind the lintel to touch the damper. You should be able to open and close it with a knob (this is usually located on the front face of the fireplace) or rod (located in the fireplace, above the firebox).

Can you put a flue through a wall?

Yes – a twin wall flue can travel internally within your house or externally on an outside wall. If your house does not have an existing chimney but you want to install a Wood Burning stove you will need to use a Twin Wall insulated flue pipe.