Picture of 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

Picture of 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.  
Visteo1 year ago
Step #2 is incorrect. DO NOT rest the baffles on the bracket in back. Per Napoleon's installation manual:

"Carefully pivot fibre baffle up onto the top of the side brick. Slide it over onto the flange of the manifold."

In this position the baffles will be level and there will be no openings, except at the front of the stove.
Visteo Visteo1 year ago

After the baffles are resting on the manifold flange, push the baffles back onto the firebricks in the back of the stove. Again, there should be no openings, except at the front of the stove.

rockford_chimney (author) 2 years ago
Thanks for the response Jay and yes for GAS and OIL burning appliances, that is true, But, for a WOOD burning appliance you want all of the male ends of the pipe to point towards the stove. This way any creosote from inside the pipe will fall back into the stove. If the female end is pointing down this does potentially allow creosote to leak out of the pipe.
Bluewater~2 years ago
Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but at the end of the article you stated the last thing to do is to connect the male end of the chimney pipe to the exhaust collar of the stove.
Shouldn't that be to connect the female end of the pipe to the male exhaust collar of the stove?
kelseymh2 years ago
I don't know how this looked when you first wrote (lots of hyperlinks to your own products?), but it looks like a great Instructable now. Enough detail that someone handy could follow it successfully, and fairly general (it should apply well to most other brands of wood stove). Thanks for responding to the comments!
rockford_chimney (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
Thanks for the complement and comment!
ringai2 years ago
I think this is more of a spammish product brochure than an instructable.
These instructions should work even for stoves not sold by Rockford Chimney. I agree that the project puts off a whiff of "buy stuff from us" spamminess, but the information is valuable and applicable beyond merely flogging stoves.
rockford_chimney (author)  wilgubeast2 years ago
Fixed! Thanks for the feedback.
rockford_chimney (author)  ringai2 years ago
Fixed! Thanks for the feedback.