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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 8:49 pm

I am thinking about putting a SS 6" chimney for a coal stove the length will only be about 12' long would this be long enough to pull a proper draft for a hand fired stove?

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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 8:51 pm

Depends where on your house??????? pix really help in giving advice
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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 8:58 pm

Most likely it would not. You should go 15' min and try to shoot for 4' above the highest point of the home. If you plan on living in that house for any duration, be sure to talk to a few masons and get a quote on a masonry (block/tile) stack - it may be about the same or even less $$; it will also last longer than a few seasons.
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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 9:47 pm

You might be at the bare min for draft each application is diff , do you have more info for my Waterford stove manual says min 15' from floor where appliance is located, that being said I have about 10' of ss for stove in my garage just barely drafts in warmer weather!

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Post Fri. Apr. 04, 2014 1:53 am

Be careful which SS chimney you go with. I have seen folks on here post about chimney woes. Personally, I will be purchasing a Ventis Chimney. They use 316L stainless, while other brands use 400 and 304 which will not last long. Duravent and metal bestos use the aforementioned, so I will not be using them. Someone had a ventis system on here, and it was many years later and the chimney was still in excellent shape. The chimney might be more expensive, but it is worth it as it will last.

Like the others have said, also price out a masonry chimney. Too.

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Post Fri. Apr. 04, 2014 6:02 am

Ditto-Money Out Is Money Out. Make sure that You're getting the most Chimney Time for that Cash. Many have commented on the Drafting Advantages of a round Flue. Going short on height,you'll need all the help you can get to be able to Draft in all types of changing Atmospheric Conditions. Do you currently have CO Detectors to go with that new chimney?.....
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Post Fri. Apr. 04, 2014 6:38 am

I agree with the 15' minimum and the Olympia Chimney. Lifetime warranty with coal.

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