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Old 11-22-2016, 01:58 PM   #1
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installing chimney for propane stove

I bought a Vermont Castings propane stove off of Craigslist. It needs to be vented, so will have to install a stove pipe. Just wondering if you know of any nifty chimneys for propane stoves in RV. I will check the maine industry too, but do not wish to re invent the wheel.
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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looks like from a search of images that its vented like a standard fireplace or wood burning stove. single wall coming out and double wall once you exit the bus. they sell flue kits at lowes or home depot
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:22 AM   #3
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I bought a Vermont Castings propane stove off of Craigslist. It needs to be vented, so will have to install a stove pipe. Just wondering if you know of any nifty chimneys for propane stoves in RV. I will check the maine industry too, but do not wish to re invent the wheel.
Google: Vermont Castings propane stove trouble shooting.
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:35 PM   #4
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I think I should clarify, nothing says "Hippie bus" like a stove pipe coming out of a bus roof.
The stove has a couple of installations that are not covered by Vermont Castings. VC will say that installation in a bus is not an appropriate place for their stove and doesn't meet its criteria for safe installation. So, one challenge is securing the stove. So, likely will have to bolt feet to the floor in some way and secure the upper body. I suspect that I will bolt some angle to the back so that it will not move. The other is the venting the stove which I have been told needs to be above the stove like an exhaust. The choice of the stove was price and appearance, I got a $2k+ new cost stove used for $150. I could have waited to find a non-venting stove and solved that problem, yet the advantage of a venting stove is that people die every year from using up the oxygen inside RV from heaters. What I am looking for is an attractive way to put in the stove pipe and instead of re-inventing the wheel, looking for the advice and suggestions that have gone on before.
I am a Union Graduate Apprentice Marine and Boiler Steel Fabricator with 30yrs experience and the former Training coordinator for the largest private shipyard on the west coast. Solving problems was my daily job when not running a training dept. Yet I hope to get ideas from those of you that have installed similar stoves and resolved any challenges to installation.
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Old 11-23-2016, 04:24 PM   #5
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so is the stove a back vent or top vent?
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:15 PM   #6
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so is the stove a back vent or top vent?
It vents out the rear, but near the top of the stove as to be expected.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:54 PM   #7
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What I am thinking about for securing it is to replace the cast iron feet with angle, and a pad at the top and bottom for bolting. I also could create a flatbar frame to the frame and then can bolt the stove anywhere thats needed.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:26 PM   #8
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Doesn't it use the double wall insulated silicone oring pipe? The stuff is amazing. What diameter? If your looking for les expensive way to go and something that can be custom bent to fit try a muffler shop. they usably have up to 4" and its all coated now days so it wont rust. and it paints very nice with BBq or stove paint. Get your self a nice chrome or stainless tip on that beast up on top. Then its not a fireplace its a drag bus.
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I used a modified 4" exhaust connector to connect my small wood stove to 4" double-wall twist-lock pellet stove pipe. I have that sucka seriously bolted down.

For a propane stove you could get away with the Type B vent instead of the pellet stove vent. The Type B is still double-wall, but is made of thinner sheet steel and is considerably cheaper compared to pellet pipe.
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:36 AM   #10
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If it were me I think I might make two 2x2 angle iron "L" frames.
The vertical leg(s) would get bolted to the wall at whatever height I liked.
Then the stove would get bolted to the horizontal legs using the original leg connections. Stove spaced out from wall as required for safety.
Then run the vent straight out thru the wall with a low profile cap outside.
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