Am I safe?

metpound Posted By metpound, Nov 13, 2008 at 2:52 AM

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  1. metpound

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    In our house we had a woodstove in the basement hooked into the chimney (not a fireplace). When I installed the pellet stove I used a 3 inch to 5 inch adapter and vented through the same hole. This is the 2nd year of using it this way and have not had any problems. I was just wondering if this safe and properly installed?
     
  2. imacman

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    I think we'd need to see pic(s) to determine that.

    Did you install it?
     
  3. metpound

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    I'll see if I can post a pic and yes i installed it.
     
  4. mkmh

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    It'll also have a lot to do with the make/model of your stove and of course the type and condition of your chimney. Many pellet stoves require a stainless steel liner if vented into a chimney. It may operate fine that way, but it likely will not be in code. Codes are most often drawn up for safety reasons.
     
  5. itworks

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    If you don't already have one installed, I would highly recommend installing a combination smoke and CO2 alarm.
     
  6. Czech

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    CO.......
     
  7. itworks

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    Should have said Carbon Monoxide
     
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