Wood stove safety is a little more complicated than most people realize. Here is some basic information to help you do it right.
Diagram show clearance margins for wood stove safety.
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Two methods of connecting a chimney connector to a chimney flue where the connector must pass through a combustible partition wall. Instead of the asbestos board shown, sheet metal may be used, or a metal lath and plaster finish may be applied in that area.
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Chimneys should be checked at regular intervals for excessive creosoting... and cleaned?when necessary?by an expert (or a stove owner who uses the proper tools.