Must chimney and kit match?

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Old 09-22-18, 06:10 AM
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Must chimney and kit match?

I bought a used wood stove and I am having it installed professionally. He understands that I am buying the components elsewhere as we both know what he sells is expensive. He said that the accessory kit and the chimney pipe must be made by the same manufacturer. I had planned on buying the kit and then buying the pipe used, if I can find it. Is that true? If so and something were to happen to the chimney, how could you replace it without replacing the whole system? It didn't make sense to me. Thanks.
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Old 09-22-18, 07:32 AM
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What kind of Accessories are in that kit ?

Maybe the professional is making reference to the diameter of the pipe needing to correspond to something in the "kit" . . . . making it sound more critical than it is ?

Alluding to the requirement that the components need to originate with the same manufacturer is indeed questionable . . . . but not worth arguing about (yet).
 
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Old 09-22-18, 08:23 AM
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Sounds like he is blowing smoke .... and not up your chimney.
You do need to have the right size pipe to hook it up correctly. How is the chimney pipe to be installed? will you need double wall pipe to further insulate the pipe from the structure? Just what is this accessory kit?
 
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Old 09-22-18, 07:06 PM
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LOL Thanks guys. I don't know what I will need yet for sure. He is picking the stove up for me this coming Friday and then will let me know what parts I need. The pipe will go through the ceiling. The living room has a cathedral ceiling that is, in essence, the roof - no attic or crawl space above. From what little reading I have been able to do so far I'm guessing I will need a kit like this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/SuperVent-6...upport/3134419 I'm guessing I will need an adapter for the ceiling slope as well. I assumed it would be enough if all parts were for a six inch chimney but he says no, parts made by different manufacturers don't always fit well together. He's going to give me a price quote for the assembly parts and chimney pipe, but he warned me they were "upmarket" parts and he knows I want to go cheaper. I don't think he really believes I will buy the parts from him but he's going to give it a shot.
 
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Old 09-23-18, 04:45 AM
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I think he's of a mind now that the additional labor he'll be paid for running around to obtain the correct matching parts will far exceed the markup he'd have on his own package . . . . so he'll make you (and his own wallet) happy one way or the other.

It's my understanding that there is no WoodStove present there at all now; so this is a complete installation , start to finish, including the roof penetration ?

In the long run, you may be happiest in following his recommendations. Have you checked with your Insurance Company to make sure that anything being done is in agreement with their requirements ?

You may miss a small savings on the "kit"; but also you'll be dodging any finger pointing that could emerge if there are smoke or water leaks after the installation. You can tell your installer that you've decided to rely on his experience to eliminate all of the "guesswork" and make sure he's only working with the parts he feels comfortable with. He should feel flattered.

And that should go far to eliminate any bad blood which would be a problem if any issues are encountered. It's just a case of not being Penny wise and Pound foolish (I heard that somewhere).
 
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Old 09-23-18, 07:55 AM
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He's not getting the parts; I am. There is no wood stove in the living room so this is a complete installation. His recommendation - his own product - will cost me a LOT of extra money, and I don't have a lot of money. He doesn't need to be flattered. Back to my original question... It sounds like the chimney doesn't have to be the same brand as long as its the same size ...


This is beside the point, but ... I have a wood stove in the basement but it doesn't heat the living room very well. It's on my insurance policy, and I called to let them know I was installing a second one. They said they would make a note but there was no problem with my getting a second.
 
 

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