There are several different types of chimney. We will try to narrow down
what your needs are on this page and send you to the right area where you
will find what you need.
If you are sure of what chimney you want, then go to the menu on the
left and mouse-over:
"Chimney Supplies" for wood, oil, coal, and some gas appliances.
"Gas Chimney Supplies" for venting most gas appliances
"Pellet Stove Products" for pellet burning appliances.
Unsure of what you need? Read on....
If you want to skip the reasons for using Class-A chimney and get down to
choosing which to use, click here. If not read on....
We've had many people call asking for stove pipe and after talking to
them, we have found what they really wanted was chimney. Stovepipe only
goes from your appliance to the ceiling or wall, that's where chimney takes
over. You need the insulating power of Class-A stainless steel chimney to go
through the wall or ceiling all the way up past the roof. Besides it being to
code, it is the safest thing to do. Even though "grandpa used to do it that
way", sticking a single wall pipe out of a window and up to the roof is very
dangerous. Codes call for an 18" clearance to combustibles for single wall
pipe, and for good reason. Even though that single wall pipe may work fine
for a while, it is what can happen and will happen that brings those
clearances into existence. Always keep in mind that all codes are set up for
you to be safe in a "worse case scenario". Worse case scenario for a
chimney is a chimney fire. That single wall pipe turns cherry red during a
chimney fire that burns around 2000 degrees. Anything combustible within
16 inches of that glowing red single wall pipe is going to catch on fire, which
would be your house. Using single wall pipe also increases the chance for
chimney fire because it collects much more creosote than does an insulated
chimney. The colder the chimney, the more creosote adheres to it. You may
think you are getting away cheap by using single wall pipe, but as many
have found out, losing your home, or even a family member, due to using
single wall pipe is alot more costly than the right type of chimney.
Class-A stainless steel chimney has clearances down to 2" to
combustibles. Which means that even during a chimney fire, combustibles
that are 2" or more away from the chimney will be safe. Check out our
Typical Chimney Installation Diagrams to get an idea how Class-A chimney
Look, all of us handymen fudge on things around the house to a degree;
some tar on a roof instead of replacing a shingle, caulk a bad angle in some
moulding we installed, etc. But when it comes to venting an appliance which
can be very dangerous, we need to stick to code. It is not something to
Types and brands of Chimney:
When you find the chimney you will want to use, download any and all
installation instructions (you will find links for them on their respective pages)
and read over them. Look over our FAQ pages to find answers to the most
frequently asked questions.
Class-A Chimney; For All Fuels All are UL Listed to the 103HT Standard
Ventis by Olympia : Now Our TOP CHOICE Class-A
Chimney on the market. We are quite impressed with this chimney
which comes in either 304L Alloy or 316L Alloy inside sleeve and 430
Alloy outside. Most other chimney manufacturers use the lower grade
430 alloy for the inside and outside. And to top off the quality of
materials and workmanship, Olympia Chimney warrants their
chimney FOREVER no matter who installs it!! AND, the warranty is
even TRANSFERABLE to new owners of the home should you
decide to sell it.
DuraVent DuraTech: This chimney was our Top Choice for years
until they at DuraVent decided not to honor any warranty to the Do-It-
Yourselfer. So now if you purchase online and install yourself, you get
NO WARRANTY. Is it a good chimney? Yes, the only damage I have
ever seen that needed warranty attention was from coal burning, and
that was only about 3 over 10 years.
Dura/Plus: Made by DuraVent, it is also a good chimney, but is a
triple wall chimney and takes up more room when going up through
your home. Comes in 6 & 8" ID. , 25 year warranty.
SuperPro: Now our second choice, it is manufactured by
Supervent Products. This chimney has made great strides in
improvement over the years. So much so, that we can honestly say
this is a very high quality product. Comes in 6, 7, & 8" ID; Lifetime
Security Chimney: We do carry this chimney again and it is a
time proven product. Lennox bought Security quite a while back and
forbid it from being sold on the internet, but they have come around
and we now carry it.
Pellet and Corn Stove Vent/Chimney:
Pellet Vent Pro: Made by DuraVent, this chimney is the only vent
we carry for pellet and corn stoves. It is simply the best and there is
no reason to carry any other brand. Comes in 3 & 4" ID; 25 year
Gas Appliance Chimney:
DirectVent GS: This chimney/gas vent is used for the newer type
gas appliances which use outside air for combustion. Check your
appliance instructions to see if this is the chimney you will need.
Comes in 4 & 5" ID; 10 year warranty.
Type-B Gas Vent: Made by DuraVent, this gas vent is for
category 1 gas appliances or or when ever B-Vent specified on the
appliance label. Check your appliance instructions to see what you
will need. Comes in 3, 4, 5, & 6" ID; 25 year warranty
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