Wood-burning stoves are very popular to have in homes as they create a cozy and warm atmosphere in your front room.
They create a traditional environment in your home and they are extremely effective at heating both small and large spaces.
When you have decided that a wood-burning stove is for you, how do you install one in your home?
Making sure that you install your wood-burning stove properly is important for ensuring that it works, so you need to follow the instructions carefully for your wood-burning stove.
If you haven’t installed a wood-burning stove before, you may find it difficult, but these instructions will help you to confidently install your stove and improve your home.
This article will show you how to install a wood-burning stove in your home to create a warm and cozy environment for yourself and your guests. Find out how to install one below!
Installing The Wood-Burning Stove
Below are the instructions for installing a wood-burning stove in your home. Follow the instructions carefully to correctly install your stove, but if you are struggling, it is advised that you call a professional.
Wrongly installing the stove could cause it to not work properly or it could be dangerous, so always call a professional to help if you are unsure what to do.
Decide On Your Stove
One of the most important things to make sure of when you are deciding where to install your stove is checking that it will fit in the room that you want it installed.
Having a stove that is too large for your home will result in it not being able to be installed properly as it will not fit in the space.
Another thing to take into consideration is the size of the stove. If the stove is too big and your room is small, the stove will cause the room to overheat and you will be uncomfortable.
Therefore, you need to make sure that the stove is a suitable size for heating your room to a comfortable temperature.
Position The Stove
It is important to position the stove exactly where you want it as you need to be happy with the positioning from the wall up to the ceiling.
A flue pipe allows the gas and smoke to exit out of the wood-burning stove, so it is important to measure up to the ceiling to correctly position the stove.
Make sure that you mark where the flue pipe will be on the wall and up to the ceiling to correctly position the rest of the stove. This will help when you are drilling into the wall to install the wood-burning stove.
Drill The Pilot Hole
The pilot hole needs to be drilled where the flue pipe will go through the ceiling. Use a trim piece from a chimney kit to trace around it and then cut a hole where you have just traced.
Cut A Hole In The Roof
With the right safety equipment, you will need to get to the roof to cut another hole. Place the flashing from the chimney kit over the pilot hole and make sure that it is in the center.
The flashing should go in a circular pattern, so make sure that you trace around it. Once you have traced the circular pattern, you can then cut another hole.
After the hole has been cut, you will need to remove all of the insulation so that you can see straight through the hole.
Install The Chimney Support Kit
The chimney support kit comes with the chimney kit, so you need to install it by attaching two pieces of 2x4 to the roof rafters.
This will allow you to attach the chimney support kit and you can then attach the other parts of the kit to the ceiling.
Install The Flashing
Take up some of the nails that are holding the shingles to the roof and then secure half of the flashing underneath them. Once you have done so, you can secure the fashing with silicone to hold it in place.
The other half of the flashing will be loose on the roof, so you will need to then connect the chimney to the flashing. Once the chimney is in position, secure the flashing in place and use roofing nails to do so.
Add the storm collar on top of the chimney using high heat silicone to secure it.
Piece The Chimney Together
Piece together the chimney to make sure that your chimney is of legal height in your area.
Once you have reached the legal chimney height, you will need to then install the chimney cap and the spark arrestor once it is in place to help keep it secure.
Install A Damper
The damper needs to be installed inside the stovepipe, and you can do so by drilling holes on either side of the stove pipe and installing the damper inside. You can then position the handle through the stove pipe.
Cut The Stovepipe
The stovepipe needs to be over the stove adapter. To make this accurate, you need to measure the pipe so that it fits properly and then position it in the right place to make sure that the stove works.
Test The Wood-Burning Stove
You can then test the wood-burning stove to make sure that it works properly by making sure that the chimney is working properly.
You can do this by lighting a small piece of paper or a match and making sure that the chimney is working. You need to be careful doing this as it is an open flame.
If you notice that there is something wrong with your installation, call a professional to help.
To conclude, it can be very difficult to install a wood-burning stove as you need to make sure that it is secure and safe to use.
If you are having any problems, you need to call a professional as they will be able to safely install it for you to keep you safe and prevent any harm or damage.