A stove pipe is a metal pipe that connects a stove or a wood-burning fireplace to a chimney or flue. When installing a stove pipe, one needs to ensure that it is connected properly to prevent dangerous gases from leaking into the home. In this blog, we will discuss the process of snapping stove pipe together and offer some tips to make the process easier.
Before we start, let's gather the tools we will need for the job:
Measure the distance from the stove's flue collar to the chimney or flue. This measurement will help you determine the length of the stovepipe you need.
Using a tape measure and tin snips, cut the stove pipe sections to the required length.
Connect the stove pipe sections together using snap lock fittings. These fittings are designed to easily snap onto the stovepipe and hold it securely in place. Simply insert one end of the stove pipe into the fitting and snap the other end of the fitting onto the adjacent stovepipe section.
Once the stove pipe sections are snapped together, secure the joints with sheet metal screws. These screws will ensure that the stovepipe stays in place and does not come apart over time.
Once the stovepipe is securely connected, attach it to the stove's flue collar. Use screws to secure the stovepipe to the collar, making sure to tighten them firmly.
Attach the other end of the stovepipe to the chimney or flue. This connection should be made using a similar snap lock fitting as used for the stovepipe sections. Make sure that the fitting is securely attached to the chimney or flue and tighten any screws as necessary.
Snapping stovepipe together is a relatively simple process that can be accomplished with a few basic tools and some careful attention to detail. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can safely and securely connect your stovepipe to your stove and chimney, ensuring that your home is warm and comfortable throughout the winter months.