Stove pipe, also know as smoke pipe, is the pipe that connects an appliance, such as a furnace or stove, to the chimney. This pipe carries the gases safely from the appliance to the chimney to allow them to escape to the outside.
There are many kinds of smoke pipe on the market. Because they are used to vent dangerous gases into the chimney, you want to have the best product available to achieve a safe hook up.
There are smoke pipes that you can buy from any hardware store or home building stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot. The pipes found here are usually a very thin metal (26 gauge) and you need to snap them together. We do not recommend using these pipes for the reason that they are not air tight and they are prone to rusting out fast.
The 24 gauge, snap lock black pipe is a good quality, basic pipe that comes in lengths of 12” and 24”. This pipe also has to snap together but is better than the 26 gauge snap pipes. The 24 gauge snap together pipes have tee's, elbows, trim pieces and increaser and reducers. These allow you to connect different size pipes together.
The 22 gauge welded black pipe and components are the thickest of all smoke pipes. This pipe features laser welded construction and each piece of pipe is painted black. The stove pipe comes in lengths of 12”, 18”, 24”, 36” and 48” and diameters of 6” and 8”.
All 22 gauge reducer and increaser parts are of a one piece construction.
If you are looking for a high quality pipe, this is one of the best options.
If you are looking for a pipe that will last forever, literally last indefinitely, use stainless steel pipe. This stainless steel stove pipe has a lifetime warranty and will not rust out due to the acids of a gas or oil furnace. It also has a variety of other components, such as a "Tee", RDI's, and elbows.