Chimney installations


England's Stove Works recommends professional installation of our hearth products.

If you are replacing a wood stove with a pellet unit the chimney should be thoroughly cleaned before proceeding with the installation. The flue system should be either masonry, or a UL approved "pre-manufactured Class A" flue system. The flue thimble should be either six inches (6") or eight inches (8") and the proper reducer (6" to 3" or 8" to 3") can be purchased at your local dealer. Connect a three inch (3") tee with clean-out to the pipe adapter -- seal this with high temperature stove cement, then extend your pipe to the installed reducer at the thimble. If the thimble is in the ceiling, the pipe will go straight up, but if the thimble is in the wall another 90-degree elbow will be required to make the connection.

Outside Air (Outside Combustion Air Intake)

Outside air is mandatory for this unit to operate properly. This unit has been designed and tested with this connection, because so many homes are airtight and there is not adequate combustion air available inside the dwelling. The air intake pipe is located on the bottom  of the burn pot (from the rear) and measures 1 1/2" inside diameter (I.D.). The connection can be made with a metal 1 7/8" I.D. coupler and pipe (see "Important Information" section of manual), and should exit through the wall. Be sure to secure the pipe to the unit with a clamp or aluminum tape. The outside end of the pipe should be covered (screened) to prevent foreign matter from entering the system. Our Outside Air Kit (Part Number PU-OAK) can be used.

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If the unit is located below ground level, you will need to run the pipe up and then outside the dwelling.

NOTE: If the total run of the connection exceeds 6', if more than 2 elbows are used, or if a basement installation, use 3" metal pipe (and coupler) instead.

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Note: If an older unit, measure the opening to determine what size pipe to use or couple to.

High Altitude Installation

If the unit is being installed at an altitude of 4000 ft above sea level or higher, the following amendments to the chosen installation should be made.

  1. The pellet vent pipe size should be increased to 4" (Part # AC-3100 Vent Kit) if choosing a "through the wall installation.  If connecting to an existing chimney use 4" pellet vent pipe.

  2. The outside air intake should be increased to 3".


Masonry Chimney Illustration




England's Stove Works strongly recommends installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when installing ANY type of stove


 Pre-manufactured  Chimney


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