Snap Lock

When cost is a factor and close placement of the stove to combustibles is not a factor, snap lock sweet steel pipe is a good  choice. This pipe requires the installer to snap the pipe together and care is needed to be sure the pipe is truly connected, in addition the joints should be screwed together to insure the pipe does not come apart if subjected to a flue fire.The average life expectancy of this kind of pipe is quite variable and depends on the way the stove is operated. With an EPA certified stove that is operated in a mid to high burn range, you may get as much as ten years before the pipe needs to be replaced. Yearly inspections are a necessity for safe use of this type of pipe.