WHY BUY A SUPERVENT WOOD STOVE CHIMNEY?
When installing a Wood Stove, you have a few options
with respect to the Chimney & Venting system. Your BEST option
is SuperVent! Here are some reasons why….
Chimneys are used to vent the products of combustion
produced by heating appliances to outside your home. The better
your Chimney system performs the safer and more efficient it becomes.
The best indication of performance is how well a Chimney insulates
(keeps heat inside the chimney and keeps temperatures cooler on
the outside of the chimney). SuperVent is a Solid Pack*
Chimney, which provides better insulating properties than other
types of chimney. A better insulated chimney is a better
drafting chimney, meaning you will get less smoke from your Wood
Stove and reduced creosote built-up in the chimney over time.
All Stainless Steel construction makes SuperVent corrosion resistant
and long lasting. In fact our manufacturer Lifetime Warranty covers
ALL component parts, not just the insulated lengths. Embossed Couplers
prevent moisture penetration and help keep your SuperVent Chimney
The Twist-Lock connection makes installations a snap…. Chimney
Lengths lock together with a simple 1/8 turn. SuperVent also comes
packaged in convenient Installation Kits that contain common components
to each type of installation, making it easy to decide which parts
SuperVent also offers Model DSP Double Wall
Stove Pipe to connect your Wood Stove to your SuperVent Chimney.
For best results use an entire SuperVent system with your stove!
* See "Types of Chimneys" below
TYPES OF CHIMNEYS
The Types of Factory-Built Chimney are Solid Pack, Blanket and Triple
Most Factory-Built Chimneys are similar in that they are constructed
of at least two round metal tubes with insulation in between (whether
the insulation be simply air, or one of several different ‘fibre’
types). The major types discussed here are: Solid Pack, Blanket,
Triple-Wall and Air-Cooled.
Solid Pack Chimneys
Solid Pack Chimneys are characterized by a packed-in-place insulation
placed between two walls and are known for their high insulating
value. Due to the fact that Solid Pack Chimney actually contains
more insulating material than other types, they perform better by
maintaining higher flue gas temperatures and lower temperatures
on the outer casing. These chimneys also feature a slim-line design
that allows easier installation. Manufacturers carefully protect
the ingredients of their proprietary insulation mix, which may allow
some Brands to outperform others.
Blanket Insulated Chimneys are similar to Solid Pack designs, except
they use Insulation Blankets that are cut to size and applied inside
the Chimney’s walls. Blanket Insulated Chimneys typically
contain less insulating material than Solid Pack designs, yielding
a lighter weight product.
There are two types of triple wall chimney designs – Combination
(blanket & air) and Air (only)-cooled. The combination blanket
/ air cooled Triple-Wall Chimney design typically combines some
fibre blanket insulating material with an air-insulated section.
Triple-wall Class-A chimney keeps your house protected by cooling
your vent gasses. Cold air is drawn in to the venting between the
outer and second pipe and cools the inner liner where you are venting
your flue gasses. Double-wall, insulated Class-A chimney keeps your
house protected by insulating, keeping your flue gasses warm (hot)
and thereby it does not hamper a good draft the way 3-wall chimney
does. The air-cooled triple wall system (also know as a thermal
syphon system) relies strictly upon movement of air between walls
to keep the system cool. The outside diameter of Triple-Wall Chimneys
are typically larger than Solid Pack or Blanket Insulated products
which can lead to system design problems.