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.