I am looking to install a wood burning stove in our single story home and would like some good advice. Due to our home only being a single story I have decided to install a Class A stainless prefab. chimney. I want to install the very best that I can get. I want the piece of mind that comes from knowing I have installed the best product with the best information available on it's proper and safe installation and use. I have been doing some research and have discovered that there is a differnt standard for the United States and Canada, and sometimes the products overlap. I am located in the US so obviously I need to comply with US Code. However, I am curious in knowing if the Canadian stardard is higher. If so it should cover the US standard and provide more safety. In my searching it appears that Simpson's line of Dura products my be the premium product for Class A chimney?? Any other recommendations are appreciated. Also, I noticed a double wall insulated and a triple wall (insulated inner, air outer) chimney system. There was a difference in inner wall thickness??(not inside wall on the triple but the inner wall)??Then there is the triple wall Canadian that apparently has a differnt blanket insulation material???
I need help on choosing a product as I want the very best in safety? I seen an eposide of This old house some time back and a prefab chimney was installed that twisted and then had lock rings. I would prefer this system that has a twist lock and a safety ring if you will. The Dura line doesn't list the lockrings? I have search for this eposide of TOH and can't seem to locate it. I appreciate any advice on the subject and advice on brands, suppliers, etc. Thanks Skip