Wood Burning Stoves & Chimneys
The effectiveness of the chimney is determined by the linings of the chimney. If the chimney is
enclosed in the building, then it radiates heat well and causes the warmth to distribute itself well
in the house.
Differences in pressure due to the presence of the flue cause the flame to fan. Insulation of the
flue is essential for crucial functioning of the flue.
Presence of a large aperture reduces the pressure of the upward gases. This can also cause
broken linings and blockages plus build up of materials.
It is advisable to match the lining of the flue with the stove outlet. The inner wall should be
smooth while outer side corrugated and thus avoids crushing. A rain cap is also good to install to
prevent the stove from having downwards flow of air.
The chimney requires a pack to cater for ventilation. The material for this includes the high heat
resistant UV polystyrene. A stainless steel plate is necessary at the end of the installation is
necessary for avoiding draughts.