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Old 02-15-2020, 06:01 PM   #1
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4 inch stove pipe : where can I find it?

I have a Northwoods Mini Woodsman on the way. I had them put a 4 collar on it. I have some 4 black pipe I got locally for a good price. Im wondering just how much I need to do to safely run it through the roof.

I can only find B type in 4 size, but thats not meant for the heat of a wood stove.

Would there be any advantage to using 304 stainless steel pipe instead of the black pipe (24 gauge)? Do I need to run an insulated piece through the roof? Would a ceiling box work? Could I use a wall thimble for a 5 or 6 size to create some space around the 4 pipe running up through the roof?

I want to do this safely, but I also dont want to drop major coin on an install kit. Help please. Ive been internet searching and Im going cross eyed.

Thanks.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:34 PM   #2
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This is one of those projects that you do not want to cut corners on....so use materials that are specifically for a wood stove, and be sure to have proper clearances. I saw a pic somewhere of a skoolie with a wood stove next to the bed...with the blanket hanging over the what looked like a fire proof panel.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:40 PM   #3
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I grew up with wood heat and have had it off and on as an adult. Im just wanting to do it right and safely.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:57 PM   #4
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I'm no help with the stove pipe but I will offer a related suggestion:

BOLT THE STOVE VERY SECURELY TO THE FLOOR.

I have seen the aftermath of improperly secured items in a crash. I had a 40# bag of dog food come through the back window in my truck and snapped the headrest off on the passenger side seat. I am sure glad that the passenger seat was not occupied.

I bought some RV parts from a totalled Monaco RV. I don't know the details of the accident. When I got there the couch was sticking 2-3 feet out of the passenger side windshield. The copilot's seat was MIA....

All of my heavy stuff in my new bus will have 3/16" steel backing plates and be secured with grade 8 hardware.

Off the subject a bit........ Many say that marijuana is not dangerous. I beg to differ. Fact check it.... A man in Texas died as a direct consequence of too much marijuana.

He has almost 1000 pounds packed in a station wagon. Apparently not adequately secured. A DPS officer tried to pull him over for a failed tail light. The driver bolted and a high speed pursuit followed. It ended when the driver lost control and hit a tree. He was crushed by the improperly secured load.
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