Replacing flue--offset flue or cut a header?

ralleiaAugust 6, 2010

We're putting in a new flue pipe for our existing woodstove. The original one had a flue liner that stopped several feet short of where the hot gases entered the chimney.

Several sources have stated that the woodstove operates most efficiently if the flue runs straight up from the stove.

There's a second-floor floor joist directly above where the woodstove would vent. Should I go ahead and cut a headers, or is there any reason to consider offsetting the flue?

Thank you!

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If you cut the header it would be necessary to frame across from the two headers next to the one you cut to reinforce the one that you cut. Simpler to do an offset to bypass the header.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wood stoves

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 3:35AM
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