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Bruce Simmons 03-05-2012 01:40 PM

water in wood stove
I finished installing a woodstove and 6 in. single wall stove pipe. All jooints with male down as per instructions. Water is running down pipe and into stove from the ouside.....any suggestions?

joecaption 03-05-2012 01:50 PM

Is there a cap on the pipe outside?
I hope this single wall pipe is inside not outside. Even then I would have gone with double walled for fire safety.

Bruce Simmons 03-05-2012 04:29 PM

water in wood stove
yes I have a cap on it....and yes I did use single wall outside....its a metal building and I extened the pipe 2 foot above roof line

daveb1 03-05-2012 04:58 PM

From your description, it is unclear weather the water is running inside or outside the chimney pipe. Assuming the water is running on the outside since the chimney has a cap, did you install a storm collar on the chimney? What type of flashing where the chimney penetrates the roof? And typically the top of the chimney needs to be 2 or 3 feet (some jurisdictions 4 feet) above anything within 10 feet (although this probably isn't causing your water problem).

Bruce Simmons 03-05-2012 05:04 PM

water in wood stove
6 in pipe goes out side wall about 4 ft. above stove the makes a 90degree turn up about 6 ft to roof line

joecaption 03-05-2012 05:08 PM

How about a picture of your set up.
I'm no expert but looking at it from a logical stand point if the male side is down it would allow water to get in at every joint as it runs down the pipe.
I never use single wall pipe on any wood stove. After the first year all the finish is burned off and will start rusting from then on.

Did you run this pipe out a side wall then go up or is it straight up and out the roof?

joed 03-05-2012 05:20 PM

While the stove is burning or sitting idle?

BigJim 03-05-2012 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by joed (Post 871213)
While the stove is burning or sitting idle?

That is what I think also, condensation from stove not burning hot enough.

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