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Stove spark arrestors are devices that fit over the chimney of a woodstove or fireplace, and keep embers or sparks from entering the air; causing fires elsewhere. The embers are caught by the wire mesh of the spark arrestor and either burn off or fall back into the fire. Building a simple and inexpensive spark arrestor can save you alot of headache in the long run.
Items you will need
1/4 inch wire mesh
Use the tape measure to measure the perimeter around the end of the stove pipe.
Cut a length of wire mesh that equals the perimeter and is 8 inches tall.
Roll the mesh into a cone shape and use the wire to "stitch" the edges together.
Slide the cone onto the end of the stove pipe prior to starting a fire in the stove.
- Always use spark arrestors during the Fall and Summer months to avoid starting forest fires.