Pellet Stoves - Through the Roof Installation

England's Stove Works recommends professional installation of our hearth products. **Always follow local codes. Refer to your stove and vent pipe owner's manuals, and contact the manufacturer with any questions.

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

When venting the stove through the ceiling, the pipe is connected the same as through the wall, except the clean out tee is always on the inside of the house, and a 3" adapter is added before the clean-out tee. You must use the proper ceiling support flanges and roof flashing supplied by the pipe manufacturer -- follow the pipe manufacturer's directions and the stove owner's manual. It is important to note that if your vertical runs of pipe are more than fifteen feet (15') at this point, the pellet vent pipe should be increased to four inches (4") in diameter. Do not exceed four feet (4') of pipe on a horizontal run, and DO attempt to use the least number of elbows in the flue system. If an offset is used it is better to install a 45-degree elbow whenever possible.            NOTE: Installing elbows may inhibit your draft by up to 15% per elbow.

(Typical ceiling installation)

Outside Combustion Air

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 side of the burn pot (from the rear) and measures 1 1/2" in diameter. The connection can be made with a metal 1 7/8" coupler and pipe (see stove owner's 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. 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', or if more than 2 elbows are used, use 3" metal pipe (and coupler) instead. 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 4,000 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". If connecting to an existing chimney use 4" pellet vent pipe.
  2. The outside air intake should be increased to 3".