I am guessing that the hole your husband is concerned about is thru the roof?
They sell complete setups to do that properly. Roofjack , flashing," metalbestos ' insulated pipe.
Its all about keeping high heat away from your wooden roof. The type of roofing on your home determines how big a job it is.
A normal handyman should be able to install one in a day. If you husband is a handyman but still is unsure of the job then hire a second handyman to work with him. Its safer with two anyway.
I agree with Thomas, not that difficult to install.
But, get someone to help that has experience.
I just installed a wood stove in my walk out basement, (new home I am building for myself). Stove pipe goes all the way up through the roof. Two stories and attic. A lot of special pipe, supports, shielding and everything needs to be kept away from the wood a certain distance.
I was able to get everything I needed from Home Depot. Triple wall pipe, insulation shield, etc.
So it is not that difficult, but do the research on products. Don't want to burn down the house.
Real funny, Scotty, now beam down my clothes!
posted 1 week ago
How can you go through both floors and attic? Does the pipe help heat the next floor up? We have a 2 story as well and wanted to put it in the basement. But we were thinking about an L bend.
Location: 10 miles NW of Helena Montana
posted 1 week ago
Dinie Johnson wrote:How can you go through both floors and attic? Does the pipe help heat the next floor up? We have a 2 story as well and wanted to put it in the basement. But we were thinking about an L bend.
Dinie, I am building my home from scratch. I built a "tunnel" for the triple wall stove pipe that runs through the back of a closet on the main floor. It is completely enclosed.
When the stove pipe enters the floor above, (from basement), it transitions to a triple wall pipe.
The triple wall pipe is anchored with metal straps designed for it so there is no movement of the pipe. When it enters the attic there is a special shield that keeps the insulation away from the pipe, then out through the roof.
Just keep in mind that you will need to clean the chimney at least once a year, so any bends, (angles) in the pipe, well, you need to be able to access that pipe to clean it.