The through the wall kit and flue installed very easy,...
February 20, 2018
The through the wall kit and flue installed very easy, directions were very precise and DuraPlus puts out a great product. I used kit and flue to put a wood stove in my shop, I plan to but another one for my living quarters, attached is a photo of the shop installation.
The Dura Plus Through the Wall vent kit was easier to install than I expected. I received it in just a few days and the folks at Home Depot were very helpful. I got the stove and Chimney installed in less than a day. I would recommend.
The kit contained a number of necessary components for assembling the chimney. However, the short length of stove pipe will not be sufficient for many people trying to pass through today's highly insulated homes.
Additionally, the fixed spacing wall mount brackets are not adjustable and therefore will be useless in many installations. Duravent sells much nicer adjustable brackets at substantial additional cost. Its upsetting to buy a kit that includes the 'budget' version of the components that won't work for many people.
Furthermore, the finish of the T connector and the short length of triple-wall may or many not match the rest of the chimney, depending on the pipe you eventually purchase.
Reaching M&G on the phone to ask questions is somewhat difficult and the rep on the phone was not very knowledgable about various install options.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, High Quality
Cons: Difficult to Install, insufficient instructions
I don't understand why the through the wall kit is exterior galvanized, while the pipe is all stainless. Just the way it is I guess. The through the wall thimble requires exact measurement and layout to get it correct. My installation was through masonry making it a little bit more difficult. Once the thimble is is, the rest is easy. I wonder about the long term weather tightness of the pipe going through the exterior wall plate. It is sealed with only caulk. A piece of circular flashing should be included with the kit.
Cons: Difficult to Install, should have included flashing for weather protecti