installing wood stove vent pipe to exterior

can the vent run horizontally or vertically out of the house? is one preferred over the other?
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effi wrote:

By vent pipe, I assume you mean the smoke outlet. Pipe can run horizontally (actually should be at a slight angle up) and can exit horizontally but the last sections have to be vertical. Straight up is preferred, horizontal sections should be relatively short. Local code may say differently.
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