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Is it possible to run a fireplace vent (direct vent) not in straight line(horizontally), but about 5" down on a 12" running length, that is in a slope of 34 degree? Anyone can help?

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Hello green rose. My uncle had a old stove like you have seen in the western movies with right angle pipeing to the wall of his one room country store. If you use the correct size diameter pipe/duck for your fire place, correct seal for the temperature for the wall, and rain/bug cap on the end of the duck YES. Be very careful for wall studs when routing through the wall. Smoke will follow the heat, heat will seek the least resistance to the highest path.

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