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Crazy pellet stove venting.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by hearthtools, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    when to install a gas stove this Fall
    seen this install and told the NEW homeowner this was wrong.
    he said to install the gas stove and he will call us after winter is over to fix the pipe for the pellet stove.

    He called last week and said the stove had a fire and blew soot all over in the house

    GEE I WOUNDER WHY?
    here is a teaser on just one problem with this install
    http://www.hearthtools.com/install/badinstalls/downhill.jpg
    see the rest of the photos here
    http://www.hearthtools.com/install/badinstalls/crazypiperun.htm

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  2. Philip

    Philip New Member

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    Is that duct tape at the joints and carpet under the stove?
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Jaw hits floor. How did that guy get paid?
  4. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    was he "trying" to burn down the house?! OMG.
  5. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    yes carpet under stove

    That is some kind of bands over the pipe
    the pipe I thing is Amerivent pellet vent.
    See the other photos on the link

    We dont know who installed it
    the homeowner bought the house the stove was in it
    the Owners manaul had hand written the invoice # and Fireplace Plus, Clovis Califoria
    with a install date
    but it did not say they installed it just an install date
  6. jtp10181

    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    what in the hell.... were they seeing how much pipe they could use on one job? Couldn't it just go straight up from that porch and out the roof there? Keeping the offset to miss the dormer of course.
  7. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    BWAHHHHHHHHHH :lol:
    Looks like the same guy installed it that cut the outlet into that wall and looks crooked...
    I like the thimble behind the stove not flush against the wall because of the mop board.......Lazy POS........
    Maybe he was trying to save time because of how much pipe he had to run :)

    As far as the stove....... It looks like the Accentra FS which believe it or not ..........CAN be installed on carpet with the use of the special base..... Which looks like an integral part of the stove........I can't tell if it is installed or not though...........
    Here is what it looks like with the base
    http://www.harmanstoves.com/features.asp?id=12
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    LOL , quite amusing. Maybe when the original owner bought the stove there was a discount on pipe if you bought more then 50', and heck didn't want to waste any of that 50... :)

    A set for the blooper photo album...
  9. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    the stove had the base but was not put on correctly
    but I may be wrong but Pellet pipe when run Horizontal can not be install over carpet
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    I think whoever installed that poor stove must have been drunk or installed it with their eyes closed. That's pathetic!!
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    You finally did it, Rod! I'm speechless! ;-)
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    GVA Minister of Fire

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    I have no idea...... but wouldn't this fall under the clearance to combustibles clause? As per the pipe manufacturer...
  13. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    GEEZ!!!!! bet the guy who sold the pipe had a smile , <sigh> ive seen em too. amazing how dumb some folks can be , not the customer , he isnt the expert, probably blamed the stove until rod explained the real issue at fault here , a perfect example on how NOT to install a pellet vent. hope you werent too tough on em rod i gather they werent the ones who had it installed.
  14. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    Mike you did not read the post young man.

    went to install a gas stove this Fall
    seen this install and told the NEW homeowner this was wrong.
    he said to install the gas stove and he will call us after winter is over to fix the pipe for the pellet stove.

    He called last week and said the stove had a fire and blew soot all over in the house

    We dont know who installed it
    the homeowner bought the house the stove was in it
    the Owners manaul had hand written the invoice # and Fireplace Plus, Clovis Califoria
    with a install date
    but it did not say they installed it just an install date
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