If you're looking for a balance of efficiency, convenience, and style, then you may want to consider a direct vent stove. Direct vent stoves are a type of gas stove that use a special double-wall pipe instead of a traditional masonry chimney. This allows them to be extremely flexible in terms of placement and very effective secondary heat sources. And, just like all of our other hearth appliances, our direct vent stoves come in a large variety of sizes and styles - you'll have no problem finding one that suits your tastes.
Do you carry direct vent kits or build-your-own venting kits that would comply with a Hearthstone Tucson Direct Vent gas wood stove model #8700?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 6, 2012
Per the owner's manual for the Tuscon 8700 stove, you can use DuraVent DirectVent Pro pipe, which we carry. However, this must be used in conjunction with the HearthStone stove starter collar, which we cannot offer.
By Robert from Woolwich, Maine on March 6, 2014
I need to convert two B vent stoves over to direct vent. The problem is currently both stoves vent into a single exhaust tube within my chimney. The chimney was filled with superflu so I cannot install two exhaust lines due to chimney inner width restriction. What is the pipe height required from stove to overhead exhaust outlet, 24 or 56 inches?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 6, 2014
The first thing to consider is the feasibility of making a B-Vent to direct vent conversion. If your stoves are listed for such a conversion, then obviously it can be done. Also, chimney/venting requirements for each stove will depend on the manufacturer's stated guidelines in the respective owner's manuals. Please review this information before beginning the project to ensure proper protocol and code can be followed.
By Gail from Fredonia, NY on September 24, 2013
This is my first experience considering any type of stove that is wood or gas. I have a very small kitchen corner area that I would love to keep "toasty" without turning up the thermostat. The stove would have to be very small since there would only be about 2 feet of clearance from the dining table.
The catch is that I do not want to vent through the ceiling and via the second floor through the roof. Since I want to "corner" the stove, it would require a "bend" in the pipe. Is it possible and safe to do that? Also, what does the minimum height have to be on the outside? Does it have to be above the roof line, or can it just vent out a couple of feet above stove height? I forgot to mention that we use propane.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 24, 2013
A direct vent stove will definitely be the best choice for your application, due to the close clearances they offer and the ability to be horizontally vented. The stoves are able to be cornered, as you mentioned and can be vented horizontally through the wall. A termination would be placed directly on the outside wall, with no rise required. The stove will draw fresh air from the outdoors for combustion, so room air is not negatively affected.
One popular stove that we carry for tight applications and lower heat output is the Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove. This unit measures 26 3/8 inches tall, 19 1/4 inches wide, and 15 3/4 inches deep. It also only requires 2 inches of clearance from the corner of the stove to a wall. I invite you to review the video on the item page for more information.
By Dan from New York City on January 23, 2013
I am looking for a direct vent stove. I would need a fan attached to blow heat, and a wall switch that could be used with a thermostat so the unit could maintain the temperature in the room.
The room is not big, so I would need a small unit, the small "Majestic" unit looks fine. What parts would I need?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 23, 2013
I will be happy to quote all the needed parts for your installation. Do you plan on venting the stove vertically or horizontally? If vertically, how many floors will the pipe pass through and what is the floor to ceiling height in each space, including the attic if applicable. If horizontally, how far will the stove be from the outside wall? Please advise at your convenience.