By Tom from Silverton, Texas on September 11, 2013
I have a mobile home and I need a ceiling support for a 6 inch pipe from stove to ceiling, and 8 inch to outside cap. in your kits, all of it is 6 inch, and I need a support bracket from the ceiling area. I don't see what I am used to using.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 11, 2013
Answer:Although the ceiling supports on our site reference the 6 inch diameter, this is the I.D. of the chimney pipe. For the MetalBest chimney systems, the O.D. will be the 8 inch measurement. A 6 inch, single wall or 6 inch double wall stovepipe would be used from the stove to the support, then the transition to the 6 inch by 8 inch chimney would occur.
By Kris from Billings, MT on October 7, 2012
Does this style not need a support box? If it is installed through the roof, can the insulation (foam in my case) contact the exterior of the chimney pipe?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 8, 2012
Answer:MetalBest is one of the few chimney manufactures that does not always require the use of a ceiling support box. An oblong hole can be cut in the pitched ceiling, which will allow the chimney pipe to pass into the attic.
The included ceiling support plates in this kit would allow you to support the chimney on either the floor joists in the attic or the roof decking. You will still need a 2" clearance around the chimney pipe as it passes through your ceiling; however, the pitched plate is telescoping and adjusts for the roof slope. This would effectively cover the 2-inch space around the chimney pipe.
By Jim from Penn Run, PA on October 10, 2014
I want to purchase your ceiling mounted chimney kit but I don't see one for a flat roof. I see one for a pitched roof but I am going through a flat ceiling and a flat roof. Do you sell this kit in a 6 inch, insulated stainless steel pipe?
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By Ern Dale from Dover, AR on January 3, 2013
Will this work on a non-metal roof? I have a cathedral ceiling with a shingle roof.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 4, 2013
Answer:Yes, this will work on a standard roof. You will need to add the appropriate MetalBest 6" roof flashing and pipe lengths separately.
By Wayne from Loma Mar, California on January 13, 2013
This installation is for a hobby greenhouse 10'x20' with floor to ceiling height approx 8'. The wood burning stove requires 6" stove pipe. The roof or ceiling is rigid triple wall poly about 1 1/2 inch thick. My question: what type of product do I need to run stove pipe safely thru the poly roof. The roof is slightly pitched.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 14, 2013
Answer:A standard roof flashing could be used to pass the Class A chimney piping through the poly roof. As long as the surrounding poly is cut back to maintain a 2 inch area of clearance around the chimney, you will not have any issues. You will need to use construction adhesive to mount the flashing most likely, as fasteners will probably cause it to crack.
By John on November 9, 2012
I have a Dutchwest stove (Federal). It's about 8’ from the top of the stove to the ceiling. What pipe and or adaptors will I need? This stove is going in my shop. Nothing fancy. Will it all ship free? I know I have to add flashing to that kit - the roof is tar and flat.
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Wood stoves are pretty easy to vent. We'd start you out with an appliance adaptor to get the run started. We'd then use either single or double wall stove pipe up to the ceiling. We'd transition to chimney pipe at the ceiling through a round ceiling support. Then, if there were an attic, we'd pass the chimney pipe through an attic insulation shield before exiting the roof and finishing it off with a flashing, storm collar and cap.
If you'd like to reply with the diameter of your flue outlet, whether or not you have an attic (and its height), and your ZIP code, we'd be happy to work up a quote for you. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.