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Common Venting Examples:
Base Vent Through a Wall Into a Stainless Steel Chimney - The flue exits from the lower portion of the sides or back of the fireplace. Then passes though an 18" x 20" opening, which is filled with foamglas insulation to protect the surrounding combustible materials. A single wall connector pipe connects from the damper to a double wall UL103HT Tee, which connects to double wall UL103HT stainless steel flue pipe that runs vertically up the exterior of the home. If the fireplace is located somewhere in the center of the home the flue can pass through a wall then up in an interior chase.
Base Vent Through a Wall Into a Masonry Chimney - The flue exits from the lower portion of the sides or back of the fireplace. Then passes through an 18" x 20" opening which is filled with foamglas insulation to protect the surrounding combustible materials. A single wall connector pipe connected to the damper passes though a ceramic thimble into the ceramic chimney liner.
Base Vent Into an Existing Fireplace - The flue exits from the lower back portion of the fireplace. Then passes though an 18" x 20" opening which is filled with foamglas insulation to protect the surrounding combustible materials. A single wall connector pipe connects to a single wall UL1777 Tee, which connects to a UL1777 relining pipe that passes up the interior of the fireplace chimney.
Top Vented Through Ceiling Using Black Pipe - The flue exits the top of the firepalce using UL103HT double wall black stove pipe. The black stove pipe connects to a ceiling support box. UL103HT double wall stainless steel flue pipe runs from the support box up the remaining flue height.
Top Vent Through Ceiling Using Stainless Steel Pipe - The flue exits the top of the fireplace using double wall UL103HT stainless steel flue pipe. The stainless steel pipe runs up thought the ceiling and though a fire stop up the remaining flue height. The stainless steel flue pipe from the top of the fireplace to the ceiling must be covered in a chase so the pipe cannot be touched.
Top vent through a wall into a stainless steel chimney - The flue exits the top of the fireplace with double wall UL103HT stove pipe, then makes a 90 degree turn and passes through a wall thimble connecting to a double wall UL103HT Tee, which connects to double wall UL103HT stainless steel flue pipe that runs vertically up the exterior of the home.
Structural Support Concept Drawings
The following Tulikivi drawings provide a conceptual aid for the North American market. They illustrate some common installation conditions that have been encountered and some general methods which might be considered for addressing such conditions. Be sure you read and understand the disclaimer that is printed at the bottom of each concept drawing.
For placing a Tulikivi on a NON-COMBUSTIBLE surface we have most often seen them placed on an engineered concrete pad or slab on grade depending on whether the unit is on slab or raised above a crawl space or basement. Remember however that no combustible materials (such as plywood) may be introduced under the concrete pad.
For placing a Tulikivi on a COMBUSTIBLE surface we have most often seen a variation of the combustible floor support pedestal employed. Often steel column and girders replace the timber supports. We have found it difficult to provide an even and level surface for the Foamglas without the 10-ply cabinet grade plywood placed on the floor. Also employing the 3/4" 10-ply cabinet grade plywood will reduce the chance of deflection between the floor joists. Remember however, the combustible floor must be engineered in such a way that it will carry the weight without deflection.
If for some reason you would like to adapt your installation to another concept method you must let us know so we can make any necessary changes in your proposal drawings. Otherwise we will assume that on COMBUSTIBLE surface installations the 3/4" 10-ply cabinet grade plywood we specify will be provided on the sub floor with adequate engineered support to carry the weight of the Tulikivi unit and chimney and on NONCOMBUSTIBLE surface installations the engineered masonry support will likewise support the weight of the Tulikivi unit and chimney.
Tulikivi's UL Listing Requires:
No combustibles within 20 inches of the back of the fireplace.
No combustibles within 14 inches of the sides of the fireplace.
No combustibles within 10 inches of the top of the fireplace.
Tulikivi's UL approved heat shields reduces clearance to 3 inches from combustibles
Combustible Wall Heat Shield: - The Master Installer builds the heat shield on site. UL Listing requires the Combustible Wall Heat Shield the top of the heat shield to remain open for proper air flow. A MINIMUM 2 inch x 3 inch wide Air Flow opening at the bottom of the heat shield between the floor and metal shield to remain open.
Non-Combustible Wall Heat Shield: - The Master Installer builds the heat shield on site. The UL Approved foamglas heat shield for non-combustible wall reduces the clearance to combustibles (i.e. exterior siding) to 3 inches. The top and sides of the non-combustible wall heat shield can be covered in tile. An added bennefit the foamglas heat shield helps the Tulikivi stay warm longer by not allowing a masonry wall from absorbing too much heat from the fireplace.
Centrally Located: - The optimal location for a Tulikivi is in a central location to allow the heat to radiate from all sides of the unit onto the walls, floor, ceiling and furniture. Centrally located Tulikivi's must maintain the minimum clearance to combustibles of 20 inches from the back, 14 inches from the sides and 10 inches from the top of the fireplace.