By Robert from Tyler, Texas on January 2, 2017
Superior wood burning fireplace model: BC36MH & BCD36MH, The manual calls for security FTF8 chimney pipe. Would this kit be compatible with it?
By Owen on January 2, 2017
Answer:Yes, the 8DM is compatible for FTF8 chimney systems.
By Jeff from Durango, CO on August 22, 2015
I have a metal roof. Could I still use this Single Story Homes interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems? If not, is there something else that would work for me?
By Will M. on August 24, 2015
While there is no metal roof flashing specifically made for this chimney, the DuraTech All-Fuel DSA Roof Flashing's
cone portion could be trimmed down to accommodate the outer diameter of the Superior/FMI chimney.
By Brad from Warner Robins, GA on March 23, 2016
My customer wants to install his two fireplaces back to back. How far should the vents need to be?
By Brennan W. on March 23, 2016
Answer:With the 8DM vent pipe, per the manufacturer, you will need a minimum 2" space between the two vent runs.
By Jeff from Flagstaff, AZ on November 24, 2016
the Lennox - Superior wood fireplace I am installing outside is a discontinued model BRF-36. The instructions call for FTF8-12 chimney system. Your 8DM FMI appears to be the same type and size. Is it a direct fit/replacement for my fireplace?
By Jeffery from Tobyhanna, PA on January 22, 2015
I have a terra cotta chimney. Do I need this chimney pipe?
By eFireplaceStore on January 22, 2015
This chimney piping must be used in conjunction with the prefabricated FMI and Superior fireplaces. It cannot be used in conjunction with a terra cotta chimney system. Only a fireplace insert can be used in a masonry fireplace. An example is the Osburn 1100 High Efficiency EPA Woodburning Insert with Blower
. This uses a flexible stainless steel 6 inch liner up the chimney.
By Larry from Woodburn, OR on February 18, 2017
Do you have the offset pipe fittings for the 8DM IHP/Superior Chimney pipe?
By Tyler M. on February 20, 2017
Answer:Yes, we carry the 30-degree elbow kit for the 8DM pipe.
By Jim from Havertown, PA on December 28, 2016
I will be installing the Osburn 2200 insert. What exhaust pipe should I use going into a fireplace chimney that is in rough shape, (cracked Terra-Cotta title)?
By Tyler M. on December 28, 2016
Answer:The Osburn 2200 insert or any woodburning insert for that matter will require a fully-functional chimney within which to route a 6" diameter stainless steel liner for venting. Your flue will need to be repaired in order to utilize an insert like this and then safely house the stainless steel chimney liner. Assuming this will be repaired, I would be happy to provide a quote for the insert and the appropriate venting components. If interested, please reply with your choice of door overlay, faceplate shroud and trim for the insert (you may also provide your fireplace opening dimensions to confirm proper sizing), and your flue dimensions/chimney height. You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss if needed. I will look forward to your response.
By Gary from Livermore, CO on March 12, 2015
What all comes with this kit and how much piping length is included?
By eFireplaceStore on March 12, 2015
Answer:This kit will include a roof flashing, storm collar, pipe lengths, firestop, and a termination cap. The exact flashing you require and overall length of the pipe are selections you must make, using the drop down menus just below the pricing information. As you will see, length combinations between 10 and 30 feet can be selected.
By Kay from WY on November 22, 2015
I need a roof bracing kit for this Interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems. Our chimney extends 7' above the roof line. Do you have bracing kit for this Superior Chimney pipe?
By Will M. on November 23, 2015
Answer:This much air cooled chimney should not be exposed to the outdoors as it lacks any insulation from cold weather. Aside from performance issues resulting from a cold chimney, creosote would develop at a high rate. Subsequently, the manufacturer does not offer any type of roof support because the chimney needs to be enclosed in a chase if it is to be exposed over the roof in this fashion.
By Dave from Pennsville, NJ on September 4, 2016
Does this fireplace WCT2036WS have a damper?
By Will M. on September 6, 2016
Answer:Yes. This and most all prefabricated wood fireplaces will arrive with a damper.
By Mike from Ormond Beach, FL on February 25, 2015
I have an old Standex Energy Systems zero clearance fireplace, model #W36 from Woodside Fireplace Division and they are no longer in business. It sits on a concrete slab outside my townhouse with the front flush with the living room wall. On the wall are large stones around it . Outside is a wooden chimney 32 feet high up to a flat top with a cap in the middle. I don't know the exact piping length, but it is approximately 29 feet. Your description of appropriate roof pitch method of measuring the pipe would not apply to my system. Your description indicates pieces can't be cut. What if I need 28.5 feet of pipe or 29.5 feet?
The pdf file says that it is 35.5 inches wide but the manual says overall width is about 46 inches. That tells me I would have to remove stone 3 to 6 inches on the top and both sides to remove the old box unless there is a way to remove it from inside the chimney. Would you know how these systems were put together? It is about 35 years old. Do you sell something that would match up to the dimensions of the Standex W36?
By eFireplaceStore on February 25, 2015
Thank you for the detailed information. I too was able to locate the PDF for this particular unit. While I am not familiar with the brand or model, the design appears to be about on par with many older models that used a large air jacket between the inner and outer chassis. The overall dimensions are somewhat in between the medium and large chassis units we carry, but a close match would be the FMI Craftsman 36 Inch Circulating Woodburning Fireplace with Stamped Louvers
. Your installation into an exterior chimney chase is fairly common. You will indeed have to remove some of the surrounding stone in order to remove the existing unit and access the base of the chimney system. Because this is an exterior chase, a vent kit like the Exterior Chase Venting Kit for FMI/Superior 8DM Chimney Pipe Systems - Single Story Homes
would be the better choice, as you will not need a roof flashing. When measuring, you will simply round up to the next foot. The extra height would protrude from the top of the chimney chase.
By Brandon from UT on November 23, 2015
I recently acquired an old Tempest stove. I haven't been able to find out much about it online and it seems to be a rare brand. I'm in the process of designing a chimney and I was happy to see the price of this Interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems. I saw that it had specific requirements about the kind of stoves that can be used in conjunction with this pipe. I was wondering why the restrictions and why isn't it universal? And if I could make this pipe work for my stove?
By Will M. on November 24, 2015
Answer:The chimney in question is only suitable for use with fireplaces manufactured by FMI/Superior and would not be able to handle the heat produced by a wood stove. Wood stoves use UL 103 listed chimney that is tested to 2100 degrees. This chimney is acceptable to use with a wood stove as it will always offer a layer of insulation while the FMI/Superior chimney is air-cooled, meaning that it offers no true insulation.
By Robert from New Florence, MO on January 3, 2015
I want to install a fireplace in a corner of my home that is already constructed. From there it will go through the attic, approximately one foot, and then onto the roof where I want just the chimney without a surrounding. Will this kit work or will I have to use a triple wall system? Also, can the insulation in the attic come in contact with the pipe in this area?
By eFireplaceStore on January 5, 2015
This would indeed be the correct kit to use for routing a chimney through the interior envelope of a home. It can be used to vent many popular FMI and Superior units, such as the FMI Bungalow - Builder 36 Inch Radiant Wood Burning Fireplace - Smooth Face
. There must be a clearance of 2 inches maintained to all combustible materials, including insulation. In order to minimize draft between the attic and interior, a metal collar can be fabricated and laid around the pipe to seal it as it enters the attic space.
By Bob from Smithville, TN on May 30, 2016
What does chase mean with the exterior venting system?
By Will M. on May 31, 2016
Answer:Please note that the item in question is an interior venting kit, however, an exterior chase is a framed structure built for the fireplace and chimney when the fireplace is installed outside of the envelope of the home. This is typically done when the fireplace face is flush with an interior wall to create more space in the home.
By Parra from San Antonio, TX on December 15, 2015
What size is the flashing square on this Single Story Homes interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems?
By Will M. on December 16, 2015
Answer:Please note that the appropriate flashing for your roof pitch must be chosen when purchasing this kit and both a 0/12 - 6/12 & 6/12 - 12/12 pitch flashing are available. The dimensions of the square base for both is 29 1/2" x 29 1/2".
By Ellen from Jacksonville, FL on October 18, 2014
I have a chimney that is 10 feet high that is located outside of my house enclosed with a flat chimney cover that is 2' x 5' without a pitch. Is this all of the chimney pipe that I would need?
By eFireplaceStore on October 20, 2014
By Patrick from Landis, NC on February 13, 2017
What's the difference between the interior and exterior vent piping? if the piping is outside the interior walls, but still inside the envelope of the structure is it still interior?
By Brennan W. on February 14, 2017
Answer:The difference is that the interior kit has a choice of a roof flashing, while the exterior does not because it will be framed into a chase on an exterior wall.
By Ed from Santa Fe, NM on November 30, 2015
I have installed your 8DM chimney pipe and the 12-3/8" outer wall. Is the required 2" clearance to combustibles measured from the 8" pipe or the 12-3/8" outer pipe?
By Tyler M. on November 30, 2015
Answer:The 2" clearance to combustibles is required around the outer 12 3/8" pipe.
By Robert from Park City, UT on November 30, 2015
Thanks for your help! When determining the over length we need with this Interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems, do the pipes come in sections since they cannot be cut? How long is each section?
By Tyler M. on November 30, 2015
Answer:Yes, the pipes in this kit are in various lengths, depending on the amount you select. For example, selection of the "12 Feet" option will result in three 4-foot pipes, and if you choose "15 Feet" you would receive three 4-foot pipes and a 3-foot pipe. The lengths cannot be cut and they are made in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-foot sections, as well as an 18-inch section.
By Chris from Austin, TX on January 30, 2016
I bought a fireplace insert and this venting kit from you guys for my chimney. I'm now wondering if this interior kit is the right one for a new construction chimney, I was curious when it asked for pitch. Will this kit work in a chimney? Do I just not use the pitch collar? Is the exterior the one I should have ordered instead?
By Brennan W. on February 1, 2016
Answer:The difference between the interior and exterior kits is that the interior kit will come with a roof flashing, as it is made for going directly through your roof, while the exterior kit is meant to be installed through an exterior chase and would require you to fabricate your own flat chase flashing.
By Todd from Park City, UT on December 17, 2015
Do you have the installation instructions for this Interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems?
By Chris C. on December 17, 2015
The manufacturer does not list specific instructions for this venting kit, but the venting installation guidelines can be found in the manuals for fireplaces which use this system. For reference, please view pages 8-12 of an owner's manual here
By LT from SC on December 25, 2015
Can you tell me how high the top of the chimney of this interior wall venting kit for 8DM FMI/Superior chimney pipe systems must be from the roof? Also, does this require a masonry surround?
By Will M. on December 28, 2015
Answer:The manufacturer lists a minimum chimney height for this fireplace of 14'5" measured from the base of the fireplace. In addition, the chimney must extend at least 3' over the highest point of the roof cutout and then 2' over any obstruction measured within 10' horizontally from this point to satisfy code.
No masonry surround is required for the chimney.
By Rob from Spokane, WA on August 20, 2014
I want to order one of your chimney kits, but I need an offset in the pipe. Is there a way to specify that online, or should I call?
By Tyler M. on August 21, 2014
Offsets will need to be added separately by purchasing the FMI/Superior 8DM 30-Degree Elbow Kit (Set of Two)
and adding the appropriate pipe length(s) between the elbows. Please reply with information about your chimney system (height, offset needed--measured center-to-center, etc.), and we can advise further.