The Pet and the Pipe
It’s with love that I have decided to install my Pet stove into the trailer. I say this because it has taken several months to commit to this decision. It’s so small I wasn’t sure that it would actually heat the space. But I love it so much, regardless of it’s capabilities to make us sweat, I was determined to not only install it but to find stove pipe equal to it’s charm.
I had the stove installed in my camper but this time I wanted it done right and looking good.
This proved to be difficult. 3 inch pipe is nearly impossible to find and most definitely not available at a local retailer. This had me confused because there are posts all over the internet of tiny stoves like mine installed with 3 inch pipe. I was wondering, “Where in the world are they getting it?” I deduced perhaps a marine supplier? Without boring you with the details of my search, I will just say that one day I happened across a sale item on Ebay. The seller had advertised 3 inch chromed stove pipe that was 30 years old. Chromed? Perfect!
When the box arrived I was delighted; 12-12 inch sections of 3 inch pipe wrapped in news paper from 1971, chromed!
Okay, major part of the project accomplished. Now all I needed was two 45 degree elbows to complete the interior installation. Keeping in step with charm for a well rounded completion, certainly this stove will not settle for galvanized pipe!
Readily available are pipe sections for pellet stoves in the 3 inch diameter, which, under specifications say that it can be used for stoves burning bio-fuel. Well, if you’ve burned a smudge pot lately you would know that those suckers get crazy hot. Pellet stove pipe is perfectly suited for a small wood burning stove, yet they only make it in steel, which, in case you haven’t seen it, is terribly ugly!