Coal Stove Installation
in a Masonary Chimney

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As with all installations, before installing your coal stove you must first be sure that your masonry chimney is structurally safe. Using a flashlight inspect the interior of the chimney to be sure there are no obstructions.

Following local codes for clearances to combustible surfaces you must figure out where your stove is going to permanently sit. Dry fit your stove pipes where they will be going through the thimble into the masonry chimney.

Measure from the thimble area where the pipe is going into the wall to the top of the chimney. This measurement will tell you how long the liner must be.

You need to install a smooth inner wall liner for coal and it MUST be 316 never 304. The best system that is recommended is Rigid Stainless Steel. You should always use rigid if your chimney is perfectly straight. But in the case that your chimney has a bend in it or you are installing a liner for a fireplace insert you can use the second best option smooth inner wall liner. All solid burning appliance need to have a liner that is insulated to give optimum performance and to remain the UL listing. The insulation can either be poured in after the liner is installed, this is recommended when there is little room for the other type of insulation. The other type of insulation is like a wool blanket that is wrapped around the liner and secured in a mesh sock to prevent it from falling off during the installation.

Install the body of the tee onto the flexible stainless steel liner by tightening down the clamp. Your liner is now ready to be installed from the top of the chimney. Insert the liner into the chimney until you have the hole in the tee lined up with the thimble area. From the inside of the home you will now insert the snout of the tee into the thimble and get the loop of the clamp around the tee body and tighten it with a screw driver.

Further instructions on installing the tee.

Attach the stove pipes from the stove to the stainless steel tee. With all pipes secure your bottom termination is complete.

Next the top termination must be completed. Install the top plate and cap to complete the job.

Further instructions on installing the top plate.

You will want to finish off the hole where the tee comes through the wall. This can be done with refractory cement. Your coal stove is now vented into your stainless steel chimney liner. Be sure to maintain your liner according to the manufacturers guidelines.

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