Wood Stove and Stove Pipe Installation




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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!

Please feel free to comment or contact us with questions. http://www.rockfordchimneysupply.com



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    10 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    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.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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.