The positioning of the stove-jack
First, the obvious. To prevent the pipe or stove from coming into contact with the tent fabric, it is of course vital to keep these as far away from the tent fabric as possible. Placing the stove and pipe near the tent wall that often flickers or moves is not a good idea. Because of this, we have placed the stove-jack as close to the center of the tent as possible so that the stove and pipe are as far away from the tent-wall as possible.
Second. The stove-jack is placed as close to the center of the tent as possible. Another important reason for this is that this area is the most stable part on a tent. Where the flysheet flickers and moves least and is kept steady by nearby tent poles / center-pole. In addition, the wind moves directly over the flysheet in this area without being hindered in its way. The result is a quiet and stable fabric at the center of the tent. This applies to most tents. If, on the other hand, the stove-jack is placed further down the tent wall where much of the energy in the wind is left on the wall itself, the pipe will at times be exposed to a lot of movement by the flysheet as this area flickers a lot more when the tent becomes exposed to wind. In the worst case scenario, the pipe may be pulled out of the stove or the stove will tip over due to large movement caused by the flysheet. This is not the case when placing the stove-jack longer up on the tent-wall, near the center of the tent. We therefore believe it is very appropriate to place the stove-jack as close to the center of the tent as possible, even if this steals a little more space inside the tent.
Our third argument for placing the stove-jack near the center of the tent is the distribution of heat from the stove.In a cabin much of the heat will be reflected from the walls back into the room. In a tent, the heat does not reflect back from the walls but rather penetrates the walls and vanishes outside. A stove at the center will more evenly distribute the heat before it escapes through the walls