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Wood stoves are typically manufactured from cast iron with steel hardware for connecting to a chimney pipe. When you remove a wood stove, get some friends to come over and help you with the heavy lifting. The actual disconnection of the stove takes only a few minutes using a screwdriver. You may need to apply lubricant spray to loosen the heat-baked connections on the chimney pipe where it fits onto the back or top of your stove.
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Open the doors of the wood stove to sweep out ash and remove any wood inside.
Close the dampers to prevent residual ash from falling onto the floor when you move the stove.
Spray lubricant around the pipe connection with the stove and let it set for at least 10 minutes,.
Detach the sheet metal screws that connect the pipe to the top or rear of your wood stove. Pull the pipe away from the stove.
Lift the wood stove and remove from the room with the help of friends. Depending on the size and construction, it may take three to four people to move a wood stove and lift it into a truck for hauling away.
James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.