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Wood burning stove installation can be more complicated than people think. Often times a customer has the perfect spot picked out and even the model stove they want, only to find out it can't be done. That's why we encourage our customers to keep an open mind and call us for a consultation visit before they decide on anything. 

Every house is different. Some have chimneys already, some have two stories, and portable houses have additional code requirements. Understanding what options you have for your wood stove installation will give you a better idea of what to expect.


Below are descriptions of the basic types of wood burning stove installations.

Free Standing Stove Installation

Free standing wood stoves are the type you picture when you think of a wood burning stove. These are the most common and offer the best performance, they also make a great centerpiece to any living room. 

Free Standing wood stoves require a class A chimney installation, which can go up through the ceiling, the attic, and out the roof. Sometimes the chimney must be routed through a nearby wall and up the exterior side of the house. 

Insert Stove Installation

If your house already has a fireplace, this is the one for you. Insert stoves fit inside your fireplace cavity, taking up no additional space. Traditional fireplaces are impractical and inefficient, losing all the warm air up the chimney. Insert stoves let you enjoy the comfort of a wood fire while keeping the warm air in. 

Insert stoves use the existing chimney, but a new stainless steel chimney pipe is installed inside to benefit air-flow and make it easy to maintain.

Pellet Stoves

Collecting and storing firewood can be challenging, and tending the fire requires your attention. That's why some of our customers like the ease and integration of a pellet stove. Just add pellets to the hopper, set the thermostat and the stove does the rest.

Portable Home Installation

Portable homes offer new challenges that can alter the installation requirements considerably. All mobile homes or newer are designed to be air-tight, they require an outside air intake. Wood burning stoves in a portable home have to be bolted down or the stove could move during transport, damaging the home and stove. It is also necessary to install a grounding wire for lightning and a screen on the chimney cap.

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