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Wood Stove Installation DIY Guide

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This is a step by step guide to installing a wood stove. We’ll review the parts and tools needed and a step by step guide on how to properly install the stove pipe through the ceiling and roof of your home.

This project took less than 10 hours and came in at a total cost of $2,682.

Wood Stove and Chimney Pipe Install

Quick Reference for this DIY Wood Stove Installation:


Selecting a Wood Stove

If you’re a DIY’er and are looking to do a wood stove installation on a budget, you’ll need to start with selecting the right wood stove. Consider your necessary heated square footage coverage, price, reviews, and style. We opted for an available wood burning stove from Lowes that was in stock (one less thing to deal with: shipping).

Pick Up Master Forge Stove at Lowes

We liked the look (not the best ever), the square footage coverage, and the price of the Master Forge  2500-sq ft Wood Stove. It was fairly compact, had a simple design, and the price was really great ($699) at the time of purchase (September 2022). Because we have a Lowe’s CC, we also got 5% back on the purchase which brought the price (excluding tax) to $664.

Master Forge Medium Wood Stove from Lowes

The employees at Lowe’s used a forklift to load the Wood Stove into the back of our half ton pickup truck. We used 2 straps to tie down the load and it made it home safely (even on our bumpy dirt road).

Master Forge Stove Back of Truck

As you can see from the picture below, the “pallet” was pretty weak but it got the job done.

Master Forge Stove at Home

We used our Skid Steer to unload and place in the garage while we figured out the next steps: getting all of the stove pipe and other materials for a successful install.

Skid Steer Move Wood Stove
Master Forge Wood Stove

Everything (besides the stove) Needed to Install a Wood Stove

Unboxing Wood Stove Materials

One of the more frustrating elements of preparing for your wood stove installation is finding all of the right pieces you’ll need to get the job done. Luckily there are websites that’ll help guide you through the “parts needed” process.

Wood Stove Install Guide

Here’s a look at all the pieces needed for this wood stove install:

Parts Needed INSIDE the House for a Wood Stove Installation

The Master Forge Wood Stove that we purchased is properly equipped for a 6″ stove pipe.

6” DuraPlus 11” Square Ceiling Support Box 

Square Ceiling Support Box
  • Easy Setup: Quick, user-friendly installation.
  • Flexible Fit: Adapts to multiple ceiling styles.
  • Lasting Durability: Galvanized steel construction.
  • Strong Support: Holds extensive pipe lengths.
  • All-in-One: Complete kit for wood stove venting.
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Use with flat, vaulted or cathedral ceilings. This component supports up to 40′ of chimney pipe with a built-in starter section. The Square Ceiling Support box features a sleek black finish to add pleasing aesthetics to the fully functional build.

6” DuraBlack/DVL Chimney Adapter with Trim

Chimney Adapter with Trim
  • Multi-System Connection: Easy integration with multiple venting systems.
  • Safety First: Reduces combustible clearances.
  • Performance Booster: Maintains optimal flue gas temperatures.
  • Easy Installation: No need for cutting or crimping.
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DuraVent DVL is a double-wall interior stovepipe for connecting wood stoves to a manufactured chimney.

The DuraBlack Chimney Adaptor is used to connect from double-wall DVL and/or single-wall DuraBlack to DuraTech, DuraPlus, DuraPlus HTC, and DuraLiner for a through the wall or ceiling installation. This adaptor is required for proper connection.

6” DVL 40” – 68” Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe

Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe
  • Multi-System Connection: Easy integration with multiple venting systems.
  • Safety First: Reduces combustible clearances.
  • Performance Booster: Maintains optimal flue gas temperatures.
  • Easy Installation: No need for cutting or crimping.
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Since the room the wood stove is being installed in is only 8ft tall, we didn’t need any more sections than this. If you have high ceilings, you’ll probably need a larger telescoping pipe option.

The DVL Telescoping Pipe Length is for use as a two-piece installation from stove to ceiling support box or finishing collar. There is no cutting required and the pipe extends from 40″ – 68″.

6” DVL Adapter Section No Damper

Stove Pipe Adapter Section
  • Safety Assurance: Reduces combustible clearances.
  • Simple Setup: User-friendly installation.
  • Performance Enhancer: Faster and sustained heating.
  • Robust Construction: Durable, rust-resistant materials.
  • Space-Efficient: Compact and lightweight design.
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The DVL Adapter Section connects DVL pipe to the appliance flue outlet. Also for use as a stove adapter.

6” to 8” DuraPlus Attic Insulation Shield

An Attic Insulation Shield is required for installations that pass through an attic to prevent insulation and debris from accumulating near the chimney. The Attic Insulation Shield fits over the Firestop Radiation Shield or a support box.

REVIEW: Inside Items needed for the wood stove install:

  1. Square Ceiling Support Box (mounted in the ceiling of the room the stove is installed)
  2. Chimney Adapter with Trim (connects the support box to the telescoping pipe)
  3. Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe (easy adjustable install for visible, inside pipe)
  4. Adapter Section (connects the telescoping pipe to the wood stove)
  5. Attic Insulation Shield (in the attic, not visible)
Prepping Outdoor Chimney Wood Stove

Parts Needed OUTSIDE the House for a Wood Stove Installation

Roof Flashing

Roof Flashing
  • Waterproof Barrier: Effectively seals against water leakage.
  • Versatile Design: Suitable for various roof pitches.
  • Trusted Brand: Reliable and durable product from DuraVent.
  • Simple Installation: User-friendly and efficient setup.
  • Structural Safety: Guards chimney and roof from weather damage.
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Roof flashings provide leak proof roof penetration. 

Storm Collar

Required with flashing to create a weather proof penetration through the roof deck

Stainless Steel Chimney Pipe

Stainless Steel Chimney Pipe
  • Enhanced Safety: Insulated triple-wall design.
  • Effective Venting: Efficient smoke and fume expulsion.
  • Robust Material: Durable stainless steel build.
  • Simple Setup: Easy twist-lock installation.
  • Flexible Use: Suitable for various fuel types.
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The purpose of a chimney pipe is to remove harmful byproducts of the combusted, or burned, fuel from inside your home. If the byproducts are not properly ventilated from inside the home, then you can have a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide.

Chimney Cap

Chimney Cap
  • Class A Fit: Perfect for Class A chimneys.
  • Removable for Cleaning: Easy cleaning access.
  • High Heat Tolerance: Withstands 2100°F.
  • Stainless Steel: Durable and rust-resistant.
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A chimney cap provides protection for your chimney by restricting animals and debris from falling inside the chimney flue causing a dangerous blockage. It also helps to keep rain and snow from your flu which can run down the chimney and into the appliance damaging the appliance itself.

Extended Roof Bracket

Extended Roof Bracket
  • Weather Resilience: Protects against harsh conditions.
  • Enhanced Safety: Fire-safe support and stability.
  • Chimney Stability: Secures extended pipes firmly.
  • Durable Material: Lightweight, corrosion-resistant.
  • Installation Simplicity: Easy setup with included parts.
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Use when securing pipe to the roof when it extends more than 5′ above the roof line.

REVIEW: Outside Items needed for the wood stove installation:

  1. Roof Flashing (to secure the storm pipe and prevent roof damage)
  2. Storm Collar (creates weather proof barrier along the stove pipe)
  3. Chimney Pipe (remove harmful smoke created in the stove)
  4. Chimney Cap (keeps animals and debris from falling into the pipe)
  5. Roof Bracket (secures the chimney pipe to the structure)
Wood Stove Chimney Prep Checklist

Install Square Ceiling Support Box

Prepping Ceiling for Ceiling Support Box

You’ll need to measure the distance from the wall to be compliant with applicable codes and ensure enough distance for the rating of your stove pipe and stove.

The DVL Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe used is safe at a closer distance than single wall stove pipe, as close as 8 inches. In this install, we wanted the wood stove to be further away from the wall. In a tight fit, you’ll want to find a double-wall pipe solution. Double wall pipe is also mandatory in a mobile home (which this is not).

Your measurement should align perfectly with the beam on the truss. You should never cut into the beam. You’ll need to align your ceiling support box to the beam. You’ll measure and cut next to the beam then frame out your support structure using 2×4’s or 2X6’s.

Framing Square Ceiling Support Box Wood Stove

Installing the Square Ceiling Support Box

  1. Measure placement of the support box with ample distance from the wall to the stove pipe.
  2. Hold the stove box up to your location and mark with a sharpie or pencil.
  3. Ensure the stove box side is aligned on one side with the beam in the ceiling.
  4. Drill holes in the corners of your stove box markings on the ceiling.
  5. Cut square opening using a reciprocating saw (Sawzall).
  6. Fit ceiling support box into the cut opening. Continue cutting ceiling area until the ceiling support box fits perfectly.
  7. Frame out opening via the attic connecting your 2×4’s to the beams while perfectly squaring out your opening.
  8. Use screws to support the framed opening you’ve created. Use 2 wood construction screws at least 2.5″ long on each side of your frame.
  9. Move your ceiling support box into place and use (2) 8 penny nails on each interior side of your support box (8 in total).
  10. Ensure the ceiling support box is at least 2 inches below the ceiling (in the room).

General Rule: Check applicable codes to ensure proper placement away from combustibles.


Install Attic Insulation Shield

Cut to Fit DuraPlus Attic Insulation Shield

After your ceiling support box is installed you can fit the Attic Insulation Shield into place on top of the ceiling support box. In our case, we had to cut a small section of the insulation shield to fit around the roof truss.


Plumb Line (level pipe installation)

Now that you’ve got the ceiling support box in place, we need to ensure the stove pipe will be perfectly level from the roof, through the attic, down to the placement of the wood stove.

In order to do that and now that you’ve got your ceiling support in place with correct distance away from the wall, you’ll use a plumb line.

Plumb Line Stove Pipe

For your plumb line: you can use just about any small, relatively heavy object and a string.

HOW TO PLUMB THE STOVE PIPE:

  1. Ensure proper installation of the ceiling support box (done).
  2. Above the round opening in the ceiling support box, drop the heavy end of the plumb object through the hole in the ceiling support box. Move the string into place in the attic touching the wood of the roof (on the inside) and move that point, aligning the string in the center of the ceiling support box hole. Mark the centered and plumb stove pipe location with a sharpie.
  3. (WHEN YOU’RE READY TO WORK ON THE ROOF ENTRY) – Using a screw: on your centered and plumb sharpie mark >>> Drive the screw through the roof, this will be your mark while working on the roof.
Center Plumb Screw
Exterior View: plumb screw mark (for centering stove pipe and roof flashing)

Once you push a screw through the roof you’ll want to immediately begin work on the exterior portion of the wood stove pipe installation (more on that below).

But first, let’s review the interior stove pipe installation process:


Interior Stove Pipe Installation

This step can be completed before or after the roof portion of the install.

Now that you’ve got your support box installed, it’s time to properly place and secure your stove and interior stove pipe. You’ll also want to add the visible finish pieces around the stove box to finalize the interior portion of the wood stove installation.

Square Ceiling Support Box with Trim

Attach the Chimney Adapter with Trim to the ceiling support box.

Checking Size Chimney Adapter with Trim

You’ll use the provided screws to attach the trim to the support box, this will stabilize and connect the pipe adapter.

Chimney Adapter with Trim

The image below shows the screws used to secure the stove pipe after connecting the telescoping pipe to its proper height.

Double Wall Stove Pipe Telescoping

All of the Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe sections should have a sticker showing the direction of flow so you can avoid being confused as to which end should connect.

DVL Adapter to Double Wall Stove Pipe

This Adapter Section shown above is what connects direct to the wood stove and the Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe.

Most wood stoves will have holes for you to drill in your Adapter Section. However, with a Double-Wall Stove Pipe, you do NOT need to secure the Adapter Section with screws.

Interior Stove Pipe Installation Review

Let’s review the steps to installing the interior wood stove pipe from the ceiling support box to the stove:

  1. Connect the chimney adapter with trim to the ceiling support box with the provided screws.
  2. Put together the pieces of the stove pipe and extend the telescoping pipe from the ceiling support box down to the stove adapter to ensure the length is sufficient.
  3. Place the stove adapter piece securely on the stove.
  4. With the telescoping pipe in hand: fit it properly, snug, and tight between the support box adapter (ceiling mount) and the stove adapter.
  5. Use screws to secure the telescoping pipe tightly into position.

Rooftop Stove Pipe Installation

With your penetrating screw mark, you’re ready to properly align and cut to install the Roof Flashing.

Prepping to Cut Roof

Place the roof flashing directly over the screw mark – center the flashing hole over the screw tip.

Take care to align and mark parallel to the shingles. Meaning: the straight edge of the roof flashing should be straight and parallel with the shingles.

On the inside of the roof flashing mark a circle around the opening. NOTE: You can probably get away with a smaller hole, we opted to cut the entire opening.

Prep Drilling for Cutting out Chimney Hole

Using a drill with a large enough opening to fit the blade of your reciprocating saw, drill a few holes inside of the marked area to begin your cut.

In the attic: place a garbage bag over your attic insulation shield to prevent debris from going through to your shield box, support box, and interior pipe.

Cutting Through Roof for Chimney Install Wood Stove

TIP: Have someone inside while you’re cutting the roof with the sawzall. Go slow and communicate with the person inside that you aren’t hitting any structural wood on the truss OR wires (if applicable).

Chimney Hole on Roof

Now that you’ve got your hole cut, it’s time to carefully lift shingles and remove the nails connecting that section of shingles so you can properly install the roof flashing.

You’ll want to attempt to bring as many shingle rows over the flashing as you can. Meaning: the least amount of metal you can see on the roof flashing the better.

You’ll need to pull up the shingles with pry bar and remove each nail one by one without ripping the shingles.

Fitting Roof Flashing Shingles

Trim the shingles with a sharp blade to fit around the opening of the roof flashing as needed.

Checking Fitment of First Stove Pipe

Prior to attaching the flashing to the roof, we’ll want to check our placement by installing the Stainless Steel Chimney Pipe and checking the fit and alignment.

Second Stainless Steel Chimney Pipe Install

Now that we know everything fits as it should, remove the stove pipe and start prepping the roof flashing with Asphalt Filler & Sealant. We opted to NOT seal with silicon, we believe proper asphalt sealant is a better option.

NOTE: We secured the pipe brackets PRIOR to securing the roof flashing. Jump ahead on this blog post to see the roof bracket installation step.

Applying Asphalt Filler & Sealant

Apply the asphalt sealant generously around the entire roof flashing.

Oops: we didn’t get a picture of a lot of black stripes all around the bottom of the roof flashing. Also not pictured: Using 8 penny nails under a few of the shingles: secure the roof flashing into place.

A review of what’s not pictured:

  1. Add a lot of asphalt filler and sealant on the bottom of the roof flashing.
  2. Move the roof flashing into place securely around your opening.
  3. Tap 8 penny nails under a few shingles + (3) 8 penny nails on the lower (exposed) section of the roof flashing.

Exterior Chimney Pipe Install

Also not pictured: To lock the chimney pipe into place apply one pipe at a time: lift and drop into position, fit it with its lower attachment. Move the pipe into place, push down, and twist till tight. No glue or nails are needed with most fit and lock systems (like you see here).

Applying Roof Waterproof Asphalt Filler & Sealant

After your roof flashing is properly installed and the stove pipe secured and locked into place, you’ll apply the storm collar and generously apply sealant around the exposed areas and nails.

Roof Flashing with Asphalt Filler & Sealant

Apply the asphalt-based sealant around the storm collar after tightening it into place as low as it’ll sit on the roof flashing.

Not pictured: pull the storm collar tight around the stove pipe and push down to a secure fit as close as you can get on the roof flashing. Position the exposed tab through the opening and crimp back to secure.

Waterproof Asphalt Filler & Sealant Wood Stove Roof

Next: put the chimney cap on. Similar to the exterior stove pipe installation – there are no screws and no glues are needed. Just push down and tighten to secure.

Connecting Chimney Cap

At this point you’ll notice that the chimney pipe is loose, you’ll need to secure the pipe using a roof bracket system.


Roof Bracket Support Installation

Unless your exposed pipe is very short (and near the roof peak) you’re going to NEED a roof bracket support.

Checking Placement of Roof Bracket

As you can see from the picture above, we started securing the bracket prior to finalizing the placement of the roof flashing.

  1. You’ll first want to attach the pipe support collar to the pipe and tighten with the provided hardware. We opted to put this as low as we could go on the third/top section of pipe.
  2. Attach the support bars to the pipe support collar and extend the telescoping pipe(s) to the ideal location(s). Ideal: where you believe the position is best to secure the pipe.
  3. Loosely connect the pole hardware that connects the two telescoping pipes. Make sure the pole hardware is just tight enough for you to move the telescoping pipes into place (with a little bit of struggle/tightness).
  4. Connect the pole to roof hardware to the poles. (not too tight yet)
  5. One person levels the stove pipe while the other person moves the poles into place.
  6. Make sure the roof hardware is slightly angled to drain water to one direction and use the 8 penny nails to connect the hardware to the roof. LEAVE A LITTLE SPACE – Don’t pound the nails all the way down. Do this on both sides.
  7. Generously apply the roof sealant under the roof hardware and around the nails.
  8. Pound the nails in and with a rubber glove apply the sealant all around the edges and over the nails on both sides.
  9. With one person leveling the pipe, the other person will tighten the pole hardware using a properly sized socket.
Leveling Stainless Steel Chimney Pipe

Ensure through the installation process of the brackets that your pipe is perfectly level.

8 Penny Nails to Secure Brackets to Roof

Using a rubber glove, make sure there is ample sealant under the hardware and around the nails and edges.

Sealing Roof Bracket Roof Attachment

A generous sealant covering will help you avoid leaks.

Securing Roof Bracket Extension

With one person leveling the pipe, the other person will finally tighten the telescoping pole hardware to secure the stove pipe.

Chimney Pipe Install for Wood Stove
  • The chimney cap will help keep out debris and water.
  • The roof flashing helps to provide a secure and water tight opening on the roof for the chimney pipe.
  • The storm collar helps to keep water from coming down the pipe through the storm color opening.
  • The roof bracket helps to secure and level the chimney pipe.
  • The asphalt filler & sealant keeps water out of the shingle penetrated openings.

Tools & Hardware Needed for Installing a Wood Stove & Pipe

Now we’ll review all the tools that we used for this wood stove installation project.

  • Impact Driver
  • Screw Bit
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit (larger than reciprocating blade size)
  • Reciprocating Saw (Sawzall)
  • Reciprocating Saw Blade
  • Hammer
  • Socket for Impact Driver
  • Ratchet Socket Wrench & Socket
  • Pry Bar
  • Straight-Cut Aviation Snips
  • Pliers Wrench
  • Sharpie
  • Plumb Line
Impact Driver
  • Space-Efficient: Ideal for tight work areas.
  • Powerful Torque: Effective for various tasks.
  • Controlled Operation: Precision on delicate jobs.
  • Brushless Motor: Efficient and long-lasting.
  • LED Illumination: Clear visibility in low light.
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Reciprocating Saw
  • Increased Runtime: Longer battery life.
  • Space-Efficient: Ideal for tight spots.
  • User Comfort: Lightweight for easy handling.
  • Blade Versatility: Easy blade changes.
  • Efficient Cutting: Effective stroke length.
  • Precise Speed: Adjustable SPM control.
  • Enhanced Visibility: LED light for dark areas.
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Cordless Drill
  • Space-Efficient: Ideal for tight spaces.
  • Controlled Operation: Precision for delicate work.
  • Efficient Motor: Longer runtime, less maintenance.
  • User-Friendly Weight: Easy to handle.
  • Powerful Performance: Suitable for various tasks.
  • Visibility Feature: LED for better sight.
  • Strong Bit Hold: Reliable chuck grip.
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Multi-Use Framing Hammer
  • Controlled Swing: Enhanced swing precision.
  • Max Power: Balanced for efficient strikes.
  • Comfort Grip: Reduces shock and sting.
  • Quick Nail Driving: Magnetic starter feature.
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Screwdriver Bit Set
  • Efficient Storage: Space-optimized design.
  • User-Friendly: Easy removal and placement.
  • Clear Visibility: Easily see contents.
  • Secure Closure: Reliable clip latch.
  • Precision Tips: Enhanced accuracy.
  • Optimal Torque: FlexTorq Zone feature.
  • Stable Use: Magnetic Screw Lock.
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Reciprocating Saw Blade Set
  • Durable Construction: High-quality steel for longevity.
  • Universal Fit: Compatible with all saw brands.
  • Woodcutting Efficiency: High-speed carbon steel blades.
  • Metal Cutting Durability: Bi-material construction.
  • Easy Portability: Includes a convenient carrying pouch.
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Drill Bit Set
  • Versatile Use: Suitable for multiple materials.
  • Easy Identification: Color-coded bits.
  • Wide Selection: Includes most common sizes.
  • Specialized Accessories: For diverse applications.
  • Organized Storage: Durable case with placeholders.
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Mechanic Socket Set
  • Portable Case: Lockable and stackable.
  • Exceeds ANSI Standards: For professional use.
  • Precise Ratchet Mechanics: 5-degree arc swing.
  • Clearly Marked Sockets: For easy identification.
  • Knurled Rings: Enhanced grip and control.
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Pliers Set
  • Long-lasting Build: Heat-treated steel.
  • Versatile Toolkit: Wide range of pliers and wrench.
  • Comfortable Grip: Bi-material handles.
  • Safety Assured: Exceeds ANSI standards.
  • Home Repair Ready: Ideal for household tasks.
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Pry Bar Set
  • Robust Build: Drop Forged Alloy Steel.
  • Versatile Tools: Suitable for construction.
  • Precision Pulling: Double claw design.
  • Comfortable Use: Ergonomic and polished.
  • Long-Lasting Finish: Corrosion-resistant coating.
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Steel Plumb Bob
  • Reliable Precision: Ideal for accurate vertical alignment.
  • Robust Build: Cold-drawn steel with nickel plating.
  • Convenient Design: Removable cap for easy cord replacement.
  • Balanced Dimensions: 8 oz weight, compact for ease of use.
  • Ready to Use: Includes a 10-foot braided cord.
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Nippers And Snips
  • Multi-Purpose Cuts: Straight and curved cutting.
  • Comfortable Use: Ergonomic, single-handed operation.
  • Quality Blades: Serrated molybdenum construction.
  • Durable Build: Long-lasting design.
  • Ease of Use: Spring action, easy storage.
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Hardware / Materials

  • 8 Penny Nails
  • Construction Screws
  • All hardware listed above (that came with the parts for the pipe install)
  • Garbage Bag
  • Waterproof Asphalt Filler & Sealant
  • Polish
Wood Stove Install

Wood Stove Installation Cost Breakdown

DIY projects are not only rewarding but they allow you to save a LOT of money. If you have the tools, patience, and a little know-how this project is 100% worth it to do it yourself.

In terms of “cost of time” this project is VERY affordable. If you have everything ready to go, this project could take you as little as 6 hours to complete. Let’s take a look at the costs for everything (excluding the tools).

Total Cost: $2,682

  • Wood Stove ($699)
  • DuraPlus Stainless Steel Chimney Pipe ($803)
  • Double-Wall Telescoping Black Stove Pipe ($267)
  • Square Ceiling Support Box ($126)
  • DuraPlus Storm Collar ($18)
  • Chimney Adapter with Trim ($38)
  • Roof Flashing ($80)
  • Chimney Cap ($113)
  • Extended Roof Bracket ($155)
  • Adapter Section ($60)
  • Attic Insulation Shield ($110)
  • Black Stove Board Flooring ($85)
  • Roof Waterproof Asphalt Filler & Sealant (3) ($22)
  • Black Polish ($7)
  • Nails & Screws (had on hand)
  • Blower Fan ($99) – not “needed”

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Wood Stove Installation DIY Guide

Z

Thursday 27th of July 2023

As a professional, you did a good install and I don't see any potential safety hazards with your process. Should work fine. However, I would NOT have recommended using duraplus. It's cheap and it's air cooled which allows more condensation therfore more creosote build up. Duratech is much better and safer as it is solid packed insulated. It's also not as large in diameter and you wouldn't have needed to cut the attic insulation shield. You should have saved your money and used duravent single wall black pipe if you had 18in from the wall. Single wall provides more heat into the room. If you wanna argue safety I would've put my money into the class a before the black pipe. ALSO, you could have saved time and money using a round ceiling support VS a square. Round is much easier to install. Square is only needed for cathedral ceilings. As for the stove, I don't recommend spending under 1000 on a stove that is going to be used as supplement or primary source of heat. Century or drolet are much better low end brands. My ultimate recommendation is that if you are going to do a project like this, talk to a CSIA certified chimney sweep first.

Ps. Build a chase around that pipe. If you insulate really well in that chase you'll cut the condensation down. You can support the pipe inside that chase and then you won't need the extended roof brace.

Rob Benson

Thursday 27th of July 2023

WOW! Thanks for writing all that up, very useful and much appreciated.

Francis Rogers

Thursday 27th of October 2022

That wood stove looks pretty dope! And I appreciate the process, it's detailed! Building something like that usually costs around $5,000 or even more. This guide is literally a life and money saver, my father would love this!