What accessories and parts do I need to fit a wood burning stove?

What accessories and parts do I need to fit a wood burning stove?

Having your home fitted with a wood burner is an exciting prospect; the sense of warmth and cosiness it brings to a home is second to none! If you’re at the stage where you have managed to sift through the various colours, models, styles and sizes to find the perfect stove for your space, you’ll know that the next step is… fitting it in!

Installing a stove might seem like a daunting process; ensuring you have all the parts and accessories of the right model and size so you can get it right first time is often a rare occurrence. If you’re not too sure what exactly you’ll need to accompany your wood burner when installing it, let us talk you through what you’ll require to make the process a breeze!


Chimney flue liner:

In order to allow your stove to burn safely, efficiently and get rid of any smoke, we would suggest using a chimney flue liner. A flue liner most commonly comes in the form of a flexible, stainless-steel tube that runs through the inside of your chimney, carrying the fumes inside instead of straight to your chimney. It is often difficult to determine the efficiency of your chimney just by looking at it, however a flue liner allows for peace of mind that you are burning your stove safely and efficiently – and, if installed and maintained correctly, it should last the entire lifetime of your stove.

When purchasing your flue liner, it is important to consider three key factors:

Length: your flue liner will need to fit the length between your stove and the top of your chimney. It is often a good idea to buy the flue liner slightly longer than necessary, as you can always cut it to size.

Diameter: your flue liner needs to be the same diameter as the top of your stove pipe, so to leave no gaps when the two connect.

Grade: your flue liner grade is determined by what sort of fuel you are burning. 904 grade flue liners are mostly recommended for wood burning stoves.


Stove pipe

You will also need a stove pipe to connect your stove and your flue together. Once again, you need to consider similar factors as with your flue liner:

Length: this will mostly depend on how you want the stove pipe to look in comparison to the size of your fireplace.

Diameter: this will be determined by your stove as it connects to the stove collar – however the diameter you require is often listed by manufacturers in the specification sheet. Have a look!


Flue liner adapter

Simply, to then join your stove pipe and flue liner together – you’ll need a flue liner adapter!


Professional stove installation

It is important to note that, whilst it is not illegal to fit a wood burner yourself, we would strongly recommend that you always use a qualified installer for jobs such as these. If we consider carbon monoxide, and how much of an issue this can be if a wood burner is not installed properly, then getting someone qualified to install your stove should not even need considering if you want to ensure everyone is safe in your home with the wood burner present. (This can’t be said for all stoves, for example, if you’re fitting a gas stove you are legally required to use a qualified installer for this!)


Other bits to consider:

Whilst the stove parts that we have already discussed are vital for successful, safe and efficient stove installation, there are a few other (less vital, but equally helpful!) tricks we have up our sleeve to help you out!

Fire/heat cement – very handy for sealing any joints/connections between the different parts of the stove!

Chimney cowl – coverings for the top of your chimney to protect it from external factors. They can serve a number of purposes; prevent smoke from blowing through your home, resolving draft issues and keeping out unwanted factors such as water, leaves and animals!


We can help you through your stove installation; drop us an email at sales@stovesupermarket.co.uk or give us a call on 01226 816 051!

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