Wood stoves have become one of the top products on the market in recent months. They are a heating method that allows you to provide your home with clean, sustainable and more economical energy. In addition, thanks to their design, they create a cosy atmosphere.
If you are thinking of installing a wood stove or fireplace, read on! At Panadero we give you the most useful tips for its correct installation in your home.
Tips to take into account for a correct installation of the stove
Location of the stove
It is important to choose a location for the stove in a room with exits to the outside, so that the smoke can be properly vented. It is also advisable to respect a safety distance of one metre around the stove and 5 to 10 cm from the wall.
We must place a protective sheet between the stove and the floor, especially if the floor of your home is made of wood or carpet.
We recommend that the flue pipe is completely straight, without elbows, so that the smoke is discharged correctly to the outside. If it is essential to include an elbow in the flue pipe, it is preferable to seek advice from the manufacturer. In Panadero stoves, we recommend that the angle of the elbow should be equal to or less than 45º and with little travel.
The most favourable option is for the pipes to run inside the house so that heat is not lost.
The last thing to bear in mind in this section is to seal the pipes with refractory putty to ensure that there are no future smoke leaks.
We recommend installing the first pipe with a draught regulator, so that the wood is not consumed so quickly. This way, we heat the room efficiently and save money.
Finally, we must fix the evacuation pipes with a specific putty.
Ensure correct ventilation of the room
We must always have an outside air intake, to ensure good combustion.
External space around the smoke outlet
Outdoors, we must leave a space of about 10 metres around the flue, avoiding trees or walls. The pipe should rise more than one metre above the roof.
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