By Buford from Chattanooga,TN on January 7, 2016
I've purchased a Superior Model WRT3036RSI Fireplace. The specifications call for 8DM double wall pipe with a 1 inch clearance to combustibles. From what I'm reading on your site 8DM double wall pipe requires a 2 inch clearance. Can you tell me why the difference?
By Will M. on January 8, 2016
Answer:The 1" clearance requirements are the manufacturer's tested and limited minimum clearances while the 2" minimum clearance requirement will adhere to the NFPA 211 accepted 2" minimum clearances for UL 103 chimney to combustible materials. The firestops designed by the manufacturer for this chimney, however, will have dimensions that will provide a 2" clearance to combustibles when passing through floors/ceilings to adhere to the national standard. Most local municipalities will adhere to this standard. It is always better to adhere to the national standard, when in doubt.
By Winston from Harrisburg, PA on September 6, 2017
Do you have a standard framing sketch for an exterior chase installation?
How often are the firestops required? Do the firestops provide vertical support?
By Tyler M. on September 6, 2017
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not have a framing sketch for installation of a chase for this pipe, but we can tell you that the outside diameter of the pipe is 12 3/8" and you need a 2" clearance / air space around the outside of the pipe to combustibles. Firestops are required for any physical penetration through ceilings or floors, but also in conjunction with level changes in the home (in line with first-to-second floor transition, second floor to attic, etc.), even when there is no penetration. There is no vertical support from the firestops, only lateral support.
By Chad from Bryant, AL on June 27, 2017
Will this chase pipe kit work with a Buck Stove 27000?
By Will M. on June 27, 2017
Answer:Unfortunately, this kit may not be used with any wood stove or insert as it air-cooled and lacks any actual insulation to counteract the higher flue temperatures produced by a wood stove or insert. Chimney of this type is tested and listed for safe use only with certain prefabricated wood burning fireplaces manufactured by FMI/Superior .
The Buck Stove model you currently own may be vented either as a freestanding wood stove with single or double wall black stovepipe starting at the stove and transitioning to insulated class A chimney via a support box framed in at ceiling level, or as a fireplace insert with stainless steel flexible chimney liner listed to UL1777 for relining masonry chimneys. The latter would require an existing fully-functional wood burning fireplace opening and corresponding masonry or manufactured chimney.
By Joseph from Georgia on December 12, 2016
Does this kit work with Superior WCT2042Ws fire place?
By Tyler M. on December 12, 2016
Answer:Yes. Please let me know if you need a complete quote for this vent kit (with the appropriate length per your application) and the WCT2042WS fireplace. If so, please advise on any optional accessories you'd like with the fireplace, such as glass doors, the blower and/or the outside air kit. You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss. I will look forward to your response.
By Bill from Groesbeck, TX on December 29, 2014
Will this work for a FMI CWC42C fireplace?
By Tyler M. on December 29, 2014
Answer:Yes, the 8DM chimney pipe included in this kit is indeed compatible with your FMI CWC42C woodburning fireplace. It is a double-wall pipe with an 8" inside diameter and a 12 3/8" outside diameter.
By Mario from NH on July 7, 2016
I have a Superior 36" wood burning fireplace that I wish to re-install in my new family room. Can I purchase new flue piping for it if I give you the overall dimensions of the interior chase?
By Chris C. on July 7, 2016
By Mike from Greenwood, SC on August 31, 2015
In measuring for vent pipe, do I start at the top of the fireplace and go to the top of the chase or do I measure differently?
By Will M. on September 1, 2015
Answer:If you have a fireplace manufactured by FMI/Vantage Hearth/Desa/Superior that uses the venting in question, you would measure from the top of the fireplace. For new installations, you would normally measure from the floor to the top of the chase pan flashing and then subtract the listed height of the firebox.
By Michael from GA on August 2, 2017
Will this fit a Heat N Glow RSW 41?
By Owen on August 3, 2017
Answer:No, it would not. This is a chimney system that is exclusively rated and tested for a superior wood fireplace.