Guide To Installing A Stove Into A Chimney With Clay Liners
This is an extremely easy way of installing a woodburner as long as simple guidelines are followed.
Below we will explain exactly what items you will require in order to install your stove and what rules you must follow in order to comply with building regulations and to be completly safe.
What is needed to install my woodburner?
Below you will find the products needed to install a stove into an existing unlined chimney.
- Woodburning Stove, Multi Fuel Stove or Gas Stove
- Single Skin Stove Pipe
- Adaptor To Clay Liners
- Register Plate (Can be steel or fireproof board)
Important Guidelines To Follow When Installing Your Stove
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When determining what stove will fit into your fireplace you most follow the following guidelines:
- You must have a gap of 150mm each side of the stove to non combustible materials and 230mm if there are combustible materials to the side.
- You must have 230mm above the stove to non combustible materials and 460mm above the stove if there is combustible materials (for example wood)
- You must position the stove at least 50mm from the back of the stove to the back wall.
- Your hearth Must extend at least 225mm in front of the stoves firebox.
- You Must also ensure that if your stove has a greater output than 5kw you must have an air vent in the room venting out to an external air source
Step By Step Guide To Installing Your Stove
- Position the stove into place following the above mentioned rules.
- Push the Adaptor to clay firmly into the clay liners until you get a tight seal
- Connect the stove pipe to the Adaptor to Clay liners whilst remembering to put the stove pipe through the register plate and in to the stove collar.
- Put your register plate into position and seal any joints with fire cement.