Interested in installing wood stoves in your house, but not sure where to start? This article will walk you through the installation process, including all the safety precautions that should be followed to ensure a successful setup.
Wood stove installation is a process that many homeowners undertake without any previous experience. Follow these simple steps; this will be your first step towards energy-efficient home heating!
What Is The Most Efficient Wood-Burning Stove?
Several factors make up an efficient wood-burning stove. You need to focus on following three areas:
- The design of the fireplace insert itself
- The external packaging for insulation, heat reflective coatings, etc.
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How To Install A Wood Stove?
If you are searching for wood stoves for sale, you may know about its installation process. After you have a permit, if you are handy with a power drill and electric drill, installing the wood stove is relatively easy. Just follow these simple steps:
- Disconnect the gas supply line from your old stove.
- If there are no leaks, remove the old stove by lifting it off the floor and placing it on top of things to make sure it will not fall and break something while being removed. You can always take this inside and wrap it in plastic.
- With the old stove removed, you can now drill holes and install the wood stove where you want it to go. Use dimensional lumber to mark the location for the wood stove; this will help you later on when installing the new stove.
- Once you have marked the site, proceed by drilling pilot holes and assembling all of your parts with bolts and gaskets included in your kit.
- With the stove ready to go, it is time to set the flue pipe. The flue pipe will be attached to the wood stove by way of a flange and can be installed by using a wrench with an adjustable hold to slide over the wood stove fitting. There will be threaded holes that you can also use a wrench on.
- Slide the flue pipe through the hole in your roof, secure it by sliding a cladding plate over it, and tighten it if needed with a wrench or socket set.
- Your wood stove is now ready to install, and with a little elbow grease, you can enjoy your new wood stove.
- Once you have installed the stove and completed your installation, please turn on the gas or pellet stove and make sure that it operates properly. It will take a few minutes for your system to warm up and get up to temperature.
- If you are looking for extra heat, you can add some kindling or logs to your stove to get it going in no time. You want to try and stay as close to the wood stove as possible so that it does not disrupt the outside temperature by drawing air from the outside or being too hot on the inside.
However, it is up to you to see what works best for your application. I hope this article helped you learn more about wood-burning stoves and how to install them yourself. If you are unsure how to install wood stoves, please comment below with some more information.