Want to burn a wood stove inside a tent? A lightweight camping shelter must have a safe way for the stove pipe exit the living area. Mostly because the stove pipe gets very hot, and without using some precautions, the tent wall fabric will melt or burn. The most common way to provide a closable and sealable hole in a tent, is called a stove jack port. This allows you to have the wood stove smoke to exit the shelter, and still not let the cold weather inside the sleeping area.
Stove Jack (Protecting Fabric) for Tents Video
Tent Stove Jack Video Transcripts
What is a Stove Jack?
I have been getting a lot of questions in customer service, on what exactly a Stove Jack is for a tent. A Stove Jack makes it possible to put out a stove pipe from the tent through a hole.
Most Common Heat Resistant Fabric
The fabric of the stove jack is usually made up of a fiberglass silicone fabric, that's very heat resistance to super high temperatures. Then they are attached to the tent by either sewing them directly in at the manufacturer, or you can do it yourself usually or have it done at let's say a sail shop, or this one is just velcroed in and the velcro is sewn onto the fabric.
About the Stove Jack Hole
The hole is usually protected or can be expanded such as this one, can go to a couple different sizes or you could cut this out to a bigger stove pipe, based upon what type of stove you're using.
Protecting the Hole from Rain, Snow and Wind
Often you'll see that a rain cover, so they'll use two layers of silicone fiberglass fabric and they'll have it all the way over the hole to protect it, when you're not using the stove. This particular tent which is the Megahorn, has an exterior or external I'll say, fabric that goes over the top, the same fabric as the tent and is held on with this velcro here.
Cutting to Fit Large Stove Pipes
So if I had the pipe this big on the smaller Stove Jack, I would have to use a stove pipe protector sleeve, so that the fabric, which would be roughly here, wouldn't get a lot of heat.
Wrap Up (Conclusion)
Well, I hope this was helpful to you and answered some questions. I'll leave some details in the description below of this video. If not, thanks for watching!
Updated: October 2020