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Excellent question. If you're the proud and happy owner of a canvas tent, then you're about to be even prouder and happier once you've outfitted your canvas tent with a wood burning stove to stay warm, and a flashing kit to protect your tent by keeping out rainwater, and by providing added stability against the wind.
If you own a canvas tent from Life inTents, then you'll notice your tent already has a preinstalled stove jack and a 3" pipe exit hole (which can be enlarged up to 6"). If your canvas tent doesn't have a preinstalled stove jack, then you'll need to create a pipe exit hole to fit your specific wood stove tent pipe. It's a pretty simple undertaking, especially if you have a friend to help out.
Watch the video tutorial below, or scroll on to read the step-by-step instructions for how to install a stove jack flashing kit.
This tutorial shows you how to install a wood stove flashing kit onto your canvas tent for use with a wood burning stove. The tent stove and flashing kit featured in this set -up should work with most canvas tents.*
*SAFETY NOTES: Always follow suggested tent placement provided by your selected wood stove manufacturer. You should also place a fireproof mat under the stove, clean the flue pipe regularly with a brush, place a carbon monoxide detector on the floor, and consider a wood stove thermometer.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU'LL NEED:
This particular stove jack flashing kit is made of silicone and stainless steel and protects stove pipe temperatures up to 455°F.
Here's what it will look like after you've successfully installed your stove jack flashing kit. Hot stuff, right?
Ready? Let's get fit! You'll want to cut the silicone flashing to fit the flue pipe just right, so here's how:
Now that you have the silicone flashing trimmed to fit, track down that hopefully-helpful friend of yours and let's get this baby installed!
STEP 2 - From inside the tent, press the exit pipe onto the desired installation location. Trace the circumference of the stove pipe with a pencil onto the canvas interior where you want the pipe exit to be located.
STEP 3 - Center a metal ring of the flashing kit over the newly traced circle, mark the location for each bolt with a pencil or pen.
You've successfully installed your stove jack flashing kit. Now what? To finish up installing your wood stove inside your canvas tent, gently insert a section of the stove pipe up through the flashing kit. Next, connect that pipe section to your wood stove. Finally, add the remaining pipe sections from outside the tent. Make sure that your pipe section outside the tent is at least 15" above fire retardant canvas. And use a heat resistant fire mat beneath your wood stove on the inside. Now go ahead and put your feet up and enjoy. A nod of thanks to your helpful friend. Many seasons of warm and cozy tent times ahead. Nice work, team!
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