Going Through Your Wood Burning Fireplace Venting Options Apr13


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Going Through Your Wood Burning Fireplace Venting Options

There is a lot to like about wood burning fireplaces. For one, there is no threat of a gas leak as some other fireplaces would have. There is also the warmth that comes from having a raging fire in your fireplace.

But if you have a wood burning fireplace or stove, there has to be appropriate venting options. Wood burning fireplace venting options are fairly limited, but wood burning stove venting options can offer a few more solutions.

Fireplace Venting

When it comes to high efficiency wood burning fireplace venting options, there is generally only one choice: the roof. Most fireplaces in general will require that the venting run up and out through the roof in a vertical manner.

Not to mention the fact that most local municipal codes will likely dictate the same. That is good news because it means less complication but bad because running a vent through the roof can take time and a lot of work.

Stove Venting

When it comes to wood burning stoves, on the other hand, there are more than a few options to be had. They can be run through the roof, just like the fireplace, or they can be run in another way.

They can be run horizontally and out through a nearby wall depending on the location and size of the stove. This can be a convenient way to limit the amount of venting and position your stove precisely where you want it to be.