When you are using wood-burning stove, you know the importance of being able to start your fire easily. This process can sometimes be more difficult when the weather is colder. In this case, it can take much longer than normal to start the fire. This Draw Collar is an excellent addition to your wood-burning stove. It is easy to install, silent, and inexpensive. It pre-heats your flue for easy, smoke-free fire starts even on the coldest days or nights.
Draw collar for use with wood-burning stoves
Collar is easy to install, silent and inexpensive
This unit pre-heats the flue for easy, smoke free fire starts even on the coldest days or nights
Manufacturer: Stock Squared Part Number: DCWS-6-10 eFireplaceStore Item Number: CPF-103340
I don't see any options for pipe size i have an eight inch pipe. and also how close can the draw collar be installed to the wood stove outlet
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 3, 2013
This particular collar has a 6 inch I.D. However, we can special order an 8 inch version for your application. The draw collars do best when installed directly on top of stove appliance adapter.
By Rich from North Hero, VT on November 30, 2013
I have a 7" stove pipe on a wood furnace about 4' to 5 ' long with only about a 2" rise. Is this alright to use on a vertical run? Then it goes into the flue. I have a hard time starting it in the beginning of the year, and also when you open it to add more wood. Can you help?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2013
Most furnaces and stoves operate best with at least a 12 inch vertical run of pipe before they begin a horizontal run. Even with a taller masonry chimney, a long initial horizontal run can cause the problems you are experiencing. Are you venting into a clay thimble or a fireplace opening? You may consider installing a thimble that is further up in the flue to allow a greater vertical rise.
By Ken from Reading, PA on January 3, 2015
Is there a sensor disc on the draw collar to turn it off and on automatically as the stack temperature changes? I have problems with the stove drafting when I make a small fire. When the fire starts to die out, the entire basement fills with smoke but as soon as the heat builds back up, everything is fine.
By eFireplaceStore on January 5, 2015
The draw collar is a constant use item, although it would be possible to switch the collar off manually if you like. For any stove with cold flue related draft issues, it is recommended to leave the collar on during the entire burn time, as it will greatly improve overall performance.
Draw Collar for Wood Stove
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
February 5, 2013
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Works well and certainly cheaper than enclosing the outside section of chimney to overcome the cold air downdrafts. I am in central Nebraska and beside the cold the other issue we have is the wind on the prairie. During extreme cold w/ wind the stove pipe doesn't want to heat up very fast and once the shut off temp is reached for the draw collar you have to be careful to maintain a roaring fire to prevent wind related down drafts. After the fire has burned a while( 20-30 minutes) on 'high heat' then downdrafts are minimal.
Overall happy w/ the draw collar and had no trouble ordering online. I used an adjustable sleeve to fit the collar into my stove pipe stack. The sleeve is a pretty tight fit but it is still important to have a hot fire as quickly as possible to prevent smoking around the pipe connections. Give the collar 30 minutes as they recommend and then use lots of paper, kindling, fat wood, or other 'hot burning' starter and all will draft nicely.
Again, cheaper than enclosing your outside chimney especially for a cabin or add on wood burning stove.
January 31, 2012
I would recommend this item to a friend.
I have been fighting a downdraft problem for years , at times so bad, it was even impossible to to get a draw going . My stove is in the lower level of the house with a 20' flu, in a cold outside chase .Tried the Draw Collar , let it pre-heat for about 15 minutes , had the stove loaded and ready to go before hand , and it worked beautifully, " As Advertised " what a relief to know I can now get a fire going under conditions that were difficult, at best, before.
Thanks for a product that works!! Here's hoping it has longevity .
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