A wood stove is a wonderful way to heat your home, but as with any heating appliance, safety is vital. One of the most important ways of ensuring your stove burns smoothly and safely is by using stove pipe adapters that are the correct fit for both your stove and your chimney or flue. Shop Ace for stove pipe adapters from trusted brands like Selkirk, Duravent and more.
What Are Stove Pipe Adapters?
A stove pipe adapter is simply a fitting that attaches one type of venting pipe to the other, safely taking the exhaust away from the stove without leaking dangerous fumes or damaging its surroundings through excessive heat.
Any kind of fuel burner needs to vent the exhaust gasses away, and this includes stoves. However, there are different regulations about how the venting should be done, depending on the kind of stove and chimney you have, and the kind of building they’re located in.
A steel stove pipe is attached directly to the burner, which radiates heat to warm the room as well as venting the gasses, while a more heavily insulated or double-walled pipe is used inside the chimney itself to safely take the hot gasses away without risking heat damage to the building's structure.
The Different Types of Chimney Pipe Fittings
Our stove pipe adapters are available in designs that connect a standard steel stove pipe to the four main kinds of chimney pipes, and it's essential for both safety and burning performance to choose the correct type.
Type A Chimneys: Type A chimneys are the most common kind and are designed to withstand the high exhaust temperatures of wood stoves and other solid fuel burners. They're also commonly used for high-powered furnaces, as their large inner diameters can handle the high volume of exhaust that a home heating system can produce.
Type B Chimney Pipes: Type B chimney pipes are less common nowadays, especially for stoves and other types of hearth burners, but are still in use for gas furnaces, gas water heaters, and sometimes longer lengths of chimney pipe where its low cost makes it more economical to install.
Type L Pipe: A variation of Type B pipe is known as Type L, which uses a galvanized steel exterior for extra strength coupled with a stainless steel interior wall.
Pellet Vent Chimney Pipes: Pellet vent chimney pipes are specifically designed for pellet-burning or corn-burning stoves and are narrower than the other types to give the optimum draft for the fuel type.
If you have any doubts about which type of chimney pipe adapter you need, always ask for expert advice to avoid risks of fire or fume leaks.
Stove Pipe Adapter Materials
It's important to match your stove pipe and chimney adapter as closely as possible, including in the materials used. From brass pipe adapters to galvanized steel, our stove pipe adapters are also available in aluminum, stainless steel and more, ensuring you can make a perfect match.
Shop Stove Pipe Fittings and Adapters at Ace
Ensure your stove burns safely and smoothly using stove pipe adapters from Ace. And if you need to carry out more extensive work on your home's venting, we also carry a wide range of other stove pipe fittings and accessories. Find stove pipe elbows, increasers and reducers, pipe extensions and more online or at your local Ace Hardware store.