By Bob from Orem, UT on May 9, 2014
I am putting a wood burning stove inside a dome tent for a winter elk hunting base camp. The top of the oven is about 4' off the ground and I'm not concerned with the temperature of the pipe coming out of the oven.
The peak of the dome is 10'. Is it possible to use stove pipe up to near the stove jack in the tent, switch to Class A double (or triple) pipe to go through the pipe jack, and then switch back to stove pipe to take me 2' above the peak of the dome?
I would also put a hat on the pipe to prevent water from going straight down the pipe and rusting out the top of the oven. What is the best configuration for me to be the most economical and yet safe and efficient? I anticipate some two-week-long camps in sub-zero weather which means the stove will be burning continuously for those couple of weeks.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 9, 2014
Answer:It is certainly possible to run stovepipe up to 18 inches to any combustible material, then switch to Class A chimney. We carry a line of chimney manufactured by Simpson Duravent, called Duraplus, which is the most cost effective piping to use. However, it is not designed to switch back to stovepipe after the initial transition point. I recommend staying with the chimney the rest of the way, as it will insulate better, giving better draft and less potential for creosote buildup.
By Bill from Holmen, WI on December 6, 2013
I want to use this product for a waste oil furnace. It is not a commercial application. I do not believe the flue temps are as high as a fireplace would be but it does have to "draw" a certain amount. Will this work?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 6, 2013
This pipe is not suitable for use in your application; it is only tested and listed for use on select FMI, Vantage Hearth and DESA woodburning fireplaces. Your furnace needs class A pipe such as DuraTech or MetalBest Ultra-Temp pipe. You can see our full selection of this kind of pipe here:
Class A Chimney Pipe
Please be sure to select the correct inside diameter that matches the size of the flue collar opening on your furnace.
By Jim from Pennsylvania on January 25, 2014
Can I use this pipe for a coal burning stoker?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 27, 2014
No, this pipe is only suitable for use on select manufactured woodburning fireplaces by FMI, Vantage Hearth or DESA. You coal stoker will require the use of solid-pack insulated class A chimney pipe. You can see our full selection here:
Class A Chimney Pipe
By andy bowcott from ottawa canada on June 24, 2012
Is this legal for use in Canada?. The Canadian standard is higher than the US standard. What chimney to you sell that meets the a Canadian requirements?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 25, 2012
Answer:This type "HT" chimney is indeed what is required for use in Canada. The standard FMI chimney is only listed to a continuous temperature of 1,700 degrees, while this high temperature product is held to the 2,100 degree rating that is standard in Canada.
Even so, I would check with local code jurisdiction to see if they are looking for a specific standard or rating. I will be happy to verify with the manufacturer for any ratings/standards that your local code office is looking for.
By doug stewart from Florida on September 26, 2012
Is this pipe approved for use in Canada?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on September 26, 2012
Answer:Yes, this pipe was primarily designed by FMI to be suitable for use in Canada. However, please check with your local building inspector/code to see if the FMI fireplace that you are installing is certified as well.
By Wayne from KC, MO on April 13, 2016
What is the required distance to combustibles?
By Brennan W. on April 13, 2016
Answer:This pipe has a 2" required clearance to combustibles.
By Chris from Canada on April 10, 2013
Does this chimney pipe meet all the safety standards in Canada, including a ULC rating or CSA rating?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 11, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, this piping does not meet the ULC standard for 3, 30 minute chimney test fires. While the product is rated to the 2,100 degree standard, it is only tested to the 10 minute intervals. Currently, FMI does not manufacture an air cooled chimney that meets CSA standards.
By Melvin from Brooks, GA on March 20, 2015
Is this Superior 8DM chimney section rated as a Class A pipe that is suitable for use on a wood stove? I have a Superior fireplace with an 8" chimney that is 19 feet tall and I am converting it to use a wood stove.
By eFireplaceStore on March 20, 2015
Answer:Unfortunately, no. This air cooled chimney system is only rated for use on an open faced wood burning fireplace. Wood burning stoves operate at a higher flue gas temperature and must use solid insulated Class A chimney systems. As such, the air cooled chimney would need to be removed before proceeding further.