You might consider modifying your pipe with a cleanout so you can clean it in the future without having to let the fire go out. Here's a pic of mine, modified this year.
You can do the same thing at the bottom of your vertical stack. Then you'd be back in the one match club.
Actually, I've done nothing but think of how I could modify my pipe so I could include a cleanout since I first heard about it on the forum.
My husband is starting to grumble that I spend more time with the stove then I do with him.
My problem is that my connector pipe comes out of my stove back for 6 inches before taking a 45 degree angle upward. That 45 degree angle covers 8 inches and raises the stove exit pipe 3 inches so that it can connect with the existing chimney connector pipe. From that joint to where the connector pipe disappears through the heat shield and wall is 22 inches. It’s going to be hard to squeeze anything in there, including the baro I ordered.
We planned the stove’s placement to the exact setbacks required by the county inspector. What we didn’t plan for was the contractor who put in the chimney miss measuring the placement of the hole through the wall. He was off by 3 inches and needed the 45 degree angle to run the connector pipe to the vertical chimney. That’s one Genie we can’t put back in the bottle.
It’s been ok and we have a really good draft but it’s definitely complicated things like the burro and a clean out on the horizontal connector pipe.
The other option I have is to put the stove on a couple of bricks and I’m leery to do that. Besides the 45 degree angle gives a more finished look to the installation. I am planning to use the baro opening as a clean out if it ever comes but for this weekend I’ll have to take the pipe out of the stove and start from there. The vertical shaft already has a clean out and I will be introducing myself to it this weekend, too.
Thanks for your input – I’m open to any suggest that will help me run my stove more efficiently. I’m learning a lot about a whole slew of topics. Lisa