Introduction: Wood Stove and Stove Pipe Installation
We were glad to help a friend of Rockford Chimney Supply's, Dennis, hook up his Napoleon 1100 free standing, leg model wood burning stove in his man cave. A napoleon wood burning stove is a great way to cut down on heating and energy costs. Dennis had a 900 square foot area to heat, but the Napoleon 1100 wood stove can heat an area up to 1600 square feet. This will demonstrate how to put the stove together and how to connect the stove pipe to an existing class a, insulated chimney pipe system.
Step 1: Installing the Bricks in the Wood Stove Firebox
The Napoleon 1100 wood stove weighs 338 pounds when it arrives to your home (we have free shipping on all stoves), make sure you have a few helpers to move the stove off the truck and to where you want to install it. The wood stove will be empty when you receive it. The first thing you should do is locate and organize the brick set. All the bricks are sized to fit the stove a certain way. Start by placing the bricks in the correct places according to the provided diagram, working from the back of the stove to the front. Make sure you do not have any leftover bricks.
Step 2: Installing the Baffles in the Wood Stove
Place the two light fiber baffles in the top of the stove. There is a metal flange at the back of the stove where the two baffles will rest. Make sure to push the baffles all the way to the back of the stove so there is a one inch gap at the front of the stove. The baffles should also get pushed to the sides of the stove so there is a gap in the center of the stove.
When the stove heats up, the fiber baffles will start to glow. At that point you will dial down the air control, located at the front bottom of the stove door. Once the air control is dialed down, the secondary burn tubes will start to work and maximize your burn time.
Step 3: Installing the Wood Stove Door
The next step is to locate and install the door. In this demonstration, the door is a satin chrome finish. 24 karat gold and standard black are also available color options.
Start by inserting the spring handle on the doors arm. Just a pressure fit is required.
Next, locate the door hinge pins- there will be two. Make sure when installing the door that the hinge of the door is on top of the hinge on the stove. Simply angle the hinges and insert the pins.
Step 4: Installing the Air Control Handle
The next step is to locate the air control spring handle and pressure fit it on the air control lever.
Step 5: Installing the Chimney Pipe Adapter and Collar
Now that the wood stove is ready, the next thing we need to do is hook the wood stove pipe to the existing class a chimney. We used a U.L. approved metalbestos chimney pipe adapter to transition from the class a chimney to the black stove pipe.
We chose to use double wall black stove pipe for this application. The location where Dennis wanted to place his wood stove was too close to a combustible wall to use single wall stove pipe. Double wall stove pipe has to be 6" or more away from any combustible walls.
After the chimney pipe adapter is locked into place, use a drill to insert 3 self tapping screws through the stove pipe to the chimney pipe adapter.
Once the pipe is firmly set, locate the finishing collar. This is a black ring that will be attached to the chimney pipe adapter and the stove pipe to give a clean, professional finish.
Step 6: Installing the Chimney Pipe to the Exhaust Collar
The last thing to do is connect the male end of the chimney pipe to the exhaust collar of the stove.
Congratulations you have just successfully installed a Napoleon 1100, free standing wood burning stove!
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