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Wood Burning Stove Flue Installation Guide

Wood-burning stove flues are an essential component when it comes to wood-burning appliances - whether they be stoves or heating devices.

Our wood-burning stove flue installation guide will discuss the basics of installation, including the potential problems you may encounter.


What Is a Stove Pipe?

Our stove pipe is a matt black, single-wall stove pipe with an enamelled exterior. The enamel coating ensures that the colour remains durable and increases its resistance to high temperatures and condensation. At 1mm steel thickness, these flues can be easily cut to the required size using fine-grain grinding disks.

We also sell stainless steel stove pipes that have all the valuable characteristics of this metal.

A single-wall stovepipe is a standard for venting heating stoves. A black, or stainless steel, stove pipe is used to vent the stove's exhaust out of the living space and into a chimney liner or chimney system.

This is commonly called a "connector pipe" and is intended for use as a flue stove connection for domestic and commercial heating appliances to the flue/chimney.

A stove pipe is suitable for oil, gas, and solid fuels. It is available as straight lengths, bends (elbows) & tees with fittings and accessories.

Wood Burning Stove Flue Installation Guide - Considerations

When installing a stove flue, there are several things to consider, including the following:

  • Use Stove Pipe Only for Connections - Single-wall pipes should only be used as a connecting piece between your stove and the chimney stack.
  • Always use Stove Pipes in the Appropriate Locations - Stove pipes should never pass through walls, ceilings, floors, or windows. Other products should be used for this purpose (such as twin wall flues).
  • Convert Before the Pipe Reaches the Wall - Convert from a single-wall stove pipe to a twin-wall flue pipe at least 150mm before passing through a non-combustible wall or ceiling.
  • Remember the Safety distance - Your 5″ flue pipe should be 15″ away from combustibles, and your 6″ flue pipe should be 18″ away from combustibles in any direction.
  • Avoid Bends - Avoid bends in your chimney if possible; the fewer bends, the better the upward draft will be. UK Building Regulations and HETAS recommend no more than four 45-degree bends in any one system.
  • Appropriate Chimney Height - When installing a wood stove flue, remember that the higher the chimney, the better the draft will be.
  • Install a Chimney Cowl - Be sure to install a chimney cowl to prevent animals and rain from entering the chimney and to improve the upward draft.