Home Improvement

What is Metalbestos stove pipe?

Metalbestos chimney pipe, now also known as “Metal Best Chimney”, by Selkirk is a TypeA-Vent factory built all fuel chimney system that is top of the line. This Selkirk chimney pipe is designed with maximum performance and safety in mind and certified to UL 103HT for all fuel chimneys in the 6″ & 8″ sizes.

Is Selkirk compatible with Metalbestos?

Selkirk Metalbestos Ultra-Temp is compatible with Selkirk’s UT, SS, SS2, Sure Temp (Not compatible with Super-Vent).

Are Selkirk and Metalbestos the same?

Selkirk, formerly known as Metalbest or Metalbestos, are ideal for venting residential heating appliances burning wood, #2 oil, and natural and liquid propane gas.

Is there a difference in stove pipe?

It depends on your clearance to combustibles. Single wall black stove pipe needs to be at least 18″ from combustibles, will radiate more heat than double wall black stove pipe (desirable in most cases), costs way less, and can be cut to length if needed.

Is Duravent compatible with Selkirk?

They do fit well together at all.

How do you install Selkirk stove pipe?

Here this is the insulated pipe that goes through the ceiling and through the roof and above the roof. This is the adapter that will allow it to adapt to the double wall pipe.

How hot does Class A chimney pipe Get?

This standard, which is known as UL 103 mandates that Class A chimneys be designed to operate at a continuous temperature of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the clearance for double wall stove pipe?


Double wall stovepipe is used when you don’t have 18″ or more clearance from combustibles. Most of the double wall stove pipe allows for 6″ clearance from wall combustibles and 8″ from ceiling combustibles.

How long does a stainless steel chimney last?

15 to 20 years

Stainless steel flue liners generally last for 15 to 20 years (though low quality liners may not even last for five). Good quality stainless steel chimney liners often come with a lifetime warranty.

How do you size a flue pipe?

As a general rule, the diameter of the chimney should match the flue collar on your wood stove. A 6-inch stove requires a 6-inch flue. In most cases, a step up is also fine. For example, you could vent a 6-inch stove into an insulated chimney that is 8 inches in diameter.

How big does a stove pipe need to be?

In general, flue size should be 25 percent larger than the size of the stove pipe, which connects the stove to the chimney. This means a stove with a 6-inch diameter pipe would require at least an 8-inch flue; an 8-inch stove pipe requires a 10-inch flue, etc.

What type of pipe do you need for a wood burning stove?

Single-wall stove pipe is used on standard wood stove installations. According to CBMQ.com, it should be at least 24-gauge sheet metal or thicker — the lower the gauge, the thicker the metal. Typical code requires that single-wall stove pipe maintain at least an 18-inch clearance from any combustible material.

Does a chimney need to be lined for a wood burning stove?

Is a chimney liner necessary? A chimney liner is obligatory if you are installing a woodburning stove, gas fire or open fire in a new build property to comply with Document J of current Building Regulations. A chimney liner may be necessary in an older property if the flue inside your chimney is no longer safe to use.