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Old 12-02-2019, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Ceiling/Center ring wood stove exit

Hi,

Looking for some advice on venting a wood stove through the roof or tonoo of my yurt. I want to vent it this way (rather than through the wall) because I'd like to keep the heat from the pipe inside my yurt, and because the interior pipe is cheaper than the exterior, and I'm running low on funds at the end of my build.

Most of the info I'm finding is either for yurt wall exits or for roof exits for a house, not a yurt. Since my yurt has a much simpler roof than the typical house, which of the pieces on this diagram do I actually need in order to safely vent the stove pipe through the ceiling?

If I vent the pipe through the skylight instead, do I have the option of making the skylight operable, or do I have to have some kind of clear plastic fabric cover instead, because the flashing for the chimney exit must remain stationary?

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Old 12-02-2019, 08:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ceiling/Center ring wood stove exit

If you absolutely must go through the roof, then the skylight is the better option. The roof takes the most abuse out of any other part of the yurt. Personally, I would never cut my roof fabric. Sooner or later it is going to leak there.


I don't see you saving all that much in pipe by going through the wall. Maybe a section or two, but what you will end up paying for a whole new roof at some point? When you vent through the wall you generally have a 90 angle in the pipe (or two 45s). Much of the heat hits that angle and is still reclaimed into the yurt,

You also have to consider supporting the pipe. That isn't going to be easy or cheap if you go through the fabric.

Mine goes through the wall and was pretty simple to do. You open up a whole new can of worms when you go through the roof. That's just my opinion.
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Old 12-03-2019, 04:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ceiling/Center ring wood stove exit

Nomad Shelter Yurts

in Homer, Alaska vent their pipes through the skylight. You may want to look into how they do it.

The skylight also how many of the companies that sell traditional Mongolian-style yurts usually do it (here's a picture at

Suntime Yurts

: Wood Stove Heat and Installation — SunTime Yurts). I don't know of any examples off the top of my head of folks who send it through the roof fabric.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:48 PM   #4
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I don't know squat about stove pipe jacks that attach to tent material. I suggest you talk to a wall tent manufacturer like 'Davis Tent' in Denver Colorado, or 'Montana Canvas' about what to use for the stove pipe on your cover. The just might sell you one of their jacks, or direct you to a supplier. Realize you will get some water coming in through the hole with a cheap and simple jack as opposed to a residential house type.

In all three of my camping size yurts I ran the stove pipe up through the smoke hole. Of course the stove is in the middle of the yurt. I have one single wall fire rated stove pipe, that is surrounded with another pipe. I made all that to save money and the trade off was all the fiddly farting around getting the whole system installed. In hind sight, I would just buy a double wall pipe and bam son, done.
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BTW all the Mongolian stove installs I have seen online video and in photos appear to be single wall pipe going up through the

dome

or smokehole, NOT the roof cover directly, like in wall tents. Clearance from my home made doubled pipe to wood yurt ring is about 10" all around. It gets hot enough there with the stove cranking that I can't leave my hand in there for more than a few seconds. I'd say prolly 200 degrees or more. No chance in hell I would EVER run a single pipe up through that ring. It would appear Mongolians do it, but I will not.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Ceiling/Center ring wood stove exit

Thanks for the feedback! I'm now convinced about the skylight venting versus roof fabric venting, and have begun collecting parts to vent through the center of the skylight. I appreciate the tip about

Nomad Shelter yurts

, and will see if they can give me any pointers (and decide whether I need to adapt my

dome

design to brace the chimney, the way theirs does).
Bob, I agree, I definitely intend to go with double or triple walls plus

insulation

for the part that goes through the ring. Yikes.
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