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Old 10-12-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Intallation of wood stove in Garage


Hello all,

Looking for some feedback on this topic. I have a 24x48 detacted garage that I would like to heat over the winter (in WI) by the use of a wood stove. I only plan on using the stove when I am in the garage working on a project or just to get away for sometime. The structure is made of wood with the exterior having sheet metal walls and roof. The interior has plywood walls and ceiling. The walls are insulated but the ceiling is not. I would like to install a used wood stove. My plan is to "temporarily" install the stove so it can be dismantled in the summer. I would like to run the vent/chimney up and out a window to avoid having to cut thru the wall or ceiling. I plan on using cement board in the window with a cut out for the chimney. I also plan to install cement board on the wall the stove will be on. I have read alot about this and it seems that running the chimney thru the window is a big no no. I plan to avoid the city inspector. If caught I can easly remove it. I would have to think this is "safe" b/c there is nothing the chimany is in contact with to start a fire? Looking for any thoughts or suggestions on this project. Thanks much! Go Pack!

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I don't know the codes in your area.
Around here the city inspector would be the least of my worries.
Insurance companies call the shots on wood burning appliances.

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The Tinman speaks the truth.

If you are hell bent on doing this-Please do it safely.


Your local menards will have the DOUBLE WALL 6" piping -sheetmetal fire stops to replace the window.

When you go from the horizontal pipe to the vertical stack use a T -do not use a 90.

Creosote and pitch will drain into the T and not run back into the stove,Thus lessening the likelihood of a chimney fire.

Be safe,not foolish,your comment about hiding from the inspectors has me worried about your maturity.-----------MIKE----------
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What your planning on doing is not the proper way to install a stove & can start a fire
Contact your local building Inspector & Fire Dept for proper installation required
Discussions about an illegal installation is not open for discussion
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