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Even though this article concerns Pellet Stove installation, wood stove installation shares many of the same principles.
See the Wood Stove section in this FAQ/Help Site, and download your latest owner's manual for info that is specific to your stove model.

(NOTE: 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.*

  • Through the Wall Installation

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

The through-the-wall installation is the least expensive and simplest installation. In a through-the-wall installation you should be mindful of the snowdrift line, as well as dead grass and leaves. We recommend a three foot (3') minimum vertical rise on the inside or the outside of the dwelling. Never terminate the end vent under a deck, in an alcove, under a window or between two windows. See Pellet Vent Termination. Call (800) 516-3636 to inquire about the AC-3000 Through-the-Wall Kit.

To vent the unit through the wall, connect the pipe adapter to the exhaust motor adapter on your stove. If the exhaust adapter is at least eighteen inches (18") above ground level, a straight section of pellet pipe can be used to initially pass through the wall (see owner's manual). Your dealer or our factory should be able to provide you with a kit that will handle most instances of this installation, which will include a wall thimble that will allow the proper clearances through a combustible wall. Once outside the structure, a three-inch (3") clearance should be maintained to the outside wall and a clean out tee should be placed on the pipe that extends through the wall. We require a minimum of three feet (3') of vertical pipe with a 90-degree turn away from the house. At this point, a one-foot (1') section and horizontal cap will complete the installation (see stove and vent pipe owner's manual). A wall strap should be placed just below the last 90-degree section to make the system more stable. If you live in an area that has heavy snowfall, it is recommended the installation be taller than three feet (3'), to get above the snowdrift line.

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 stove's air intake pipe is located on the bottom side 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, 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. 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.


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 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" (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".

Through the Roof (Vent Pipe)

England's Stove Works recommends professional installation of our hearth products.
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 your stove 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 stove's 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 "Important Information" section of manual), and should exit through the wall or floor. 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" (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".

Chimney Connection (Masonry or Premanufactured)

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

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 (ULC if Canada). 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 stove's 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. 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. **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" (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".

Basement Installation

England's Stove Works recommends that basement installation be performed only by a professional installer.
NOTE: England's Stove Works strongly recommends installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when installing ANY  type of stove.
For basement installations, a 3 inch pipe and coupler must be used for Outside Combustion Air, and a minimum clearance of 3 ft. must be maintained from the ground to the pellet vent exhaust pipe and the outside intake air pipe.
This clearance is necessary to keep the intake and exhaust above the "snow drift line" and to provide clearance from any combustible materials such as leaves that may be blown under the exhaust opening.

Mobile Home

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

England's Stove Works freestanding pellet units are approved for mobile home or doublewide installation with outside combustion air hook-up.  See "Flue System" section of your owner's manual. Mobile home installation should be in accordance with the Manufactured Home and Safety Standard (HUD), CFR 3280, Part 24.
WARNING: Do Not Install in Sleeping Room.
Secure the heater to the floor using the two holes in the pedestal.  If the unit is on a combustible surface, you will need to drill matching holes in the floor protection that you choose.
Do not disturb the structural integrity of the home, and be sure the unit is permanently electrically grounded to the chassis of your home.  Remember that outside combustion air is mandatory, and not to install the unit in a sleeping room of the home.

CAUTION: The structural integrity of the mobile home floor, wall and ceiling / roof must be maintained.
The England's  stove works pellet inserts are not mobile home rated.

High Altitude (Above 4000 ft.)

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" (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".

Outside Air Intake

England's Stove Works recommends professional installation of our hearth products.
Outside air intake is mandatory for all England's stove works freestanding pellet units to overcome the effects of negative pressure inside of the structure it is being installed in.  Newer houses are especially prone to this due to better building technology,  but all homes no matter how drafty they seem are effected in this way.

(Outside Air Installation Diagram)

Since the early 1970's, homebuilders have built houses in such a way as to make them more economical to heat and cool with electricity . This is done by making the house more airtight than was practiced in the past, since this diminishes loss of heat through drafts and leaks in the home's structure; also, a lot of older homes have been renovated to gain efficiency, as well. This tightly built construction can cause problems with combustion devices such as woodstoves and pellet stoves, more so with pellet units, as a higher quantity of airflow is required for the unit to burn its fuel effectively. Running a pellet stove using air pulled from inside the structure can lower the air pressure in the home in relation to the air pressure outside the structure; this is known as "negative pressure"
Negative pressure buildup inside a home reduces the unit's ability to receive the proper volume of air needed to effectively burn the fuel, and drastically reduces the performance of the unit. The size of the structure does not matter in relation to negative pressure. Outside intake air defeats the buildup of negative pressure, as the airflow comes from directly outside and is then exhausted back outside.