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Basement install?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by smithm1979, May 10, 2013.

  1. smithm1979

    smithm1979 New Member

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    So here's the deal. I got a used PE super 27 a couple months back and am now looking to install it. It's going in the basement (not my first choice but no good place to put it upstairs). It will be an exterior chimney (1 story). I'm just not sure how to get it outside. I do have a window available that I could frame in and then run a through the wall. My concern is can I connect black pipe directly to the stainless? My clearance to combustibles would be 6-8 inches from the pipe to the floor joists. My other option is to go through the concrete wall. My concern with that is we're probably not going to be in this house forever and I don't want a hole in the basement. Is it something that could be filled in easily with just regular concrete or would a pro have to do it.? Sorry for all the questions, hope it's not too confusing. And yes, this board has taught me, I already have my wood started. Got a moisture meter and a fiskars x25, I'm all set.

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  2. chimneylinerjames

    chimneylinerjames Feeling the Heat

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    Well I am assuming you are panning on using a Class A Chimney. This can be installed with in your clearances you mentioned. Also, you can run it through the concrete wall. It can be just patched up with normal concrete. Connecting the black pipe to the Class a pipe, there is an adapter that goes from he double wall to the single wall. Every manufacturer has one.
  3. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Does thru the framed in window option imply some kind of thimble (exterior chimney)? If so, and there's 6-8" clearance to floor joists above that, would the short horizontal run of black pipe (connecting the black pipe to the thimble) be too close to the joists? Never done a basement install, so I'm just spit-balling, drawing the picture in my head.
  4. Dave A.

    Dave A. Minister of Fire

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    Some pics would help. (window, joist clearance area especially)
  5. blades

    blades Minister of Fire

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    Horizontal runs are not good. single wall exposed out side is going to be a creosote creating monster. If you are talking about a standard basement window I think you will be short on clearance.
  6. smithm1979

    smithm1979 New Member

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    Yes, I'd be using a through the wall thimble. Yeah if I go through the window, I'd have to start using double wall inside before the 90 to go outside. I'll get some pics and diagrams when I get a chance.
  7. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    Pics are good (I should talk - a worst offender :( )

    From where you transition (from the 90 to the thimble and any pipe in between), anywhere close to the floor / joists, is where my brain goes almost immediately.

    I believe the PE Super gets a lot of good reviews here. Good luck with everything...

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