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Happy with my OAK !

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by iron stove, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

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    Burning for MANY years, but this is my first with the OAK. I made my own, using 3" galvenized stove pipe for through the wall, and down towards the floor, and then a 4' piece of harmans rip off 2 3/8 expensive pipe for the bend and stove hookup.

    Wow, HUGE jump in efficency ! :cool: No scientific data, but last week when snowing and 33 outside, I kep the house above 65 running on only 2-3. Amazing if you dont need to reheat your combustion air.
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  2. StormPanic

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    I am planning on installing my OAK today, planning on installing it through the wall to my garage. I know people are going to say thats not the best idea but my garage is pretty big (28' x 30' x 10' high) and has plenty of fresh air (not tight at all).
  3. Harvey Schneider

    Harvey Schneider Minister of Fire

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    In many localities this is a big violation of code.
    Exchange of garage air with anything that might ignite fumes from an accidental fuel spill is a bad idea.
    Your homeowners insurance may be void if there is an accident involving a violation of this sort.
    Re-think this one.
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  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I agree.
  5. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    I'll let you take the heat on this one Harvey (no pun intended!), as I already have one going on another thread pertaining to UL listing, but youre correct. 'nuff said.
  6. StormPanic

    StormPanic Member

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    Oh man, why do you guys have to be such sticklers for the rules??? ;) Are you really going to make me make another hole in my house??? Oh well, guess I need to procure a little more OAK pipe. Whats the rule, 4 feet from the exhaust??
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    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Read your manual.
  8. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    manuals aren't always up to local code.

    So, check the manual, verify it with your city building dept. THEN and ONLY THEN make a cut into a wall.
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  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    And the local code folks can only make the distances greater than those in the manual.
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  10. Lousyweather

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    simply because, for liability and ethical reasons! We are dealing with something here that can kill you, your family, destroy one of your largest assets, and endager any first responders......thats why
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  11. Lousyweather

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    absolutely- they can make the code more stringent than what the listing allows, but cannot make it more lax.....
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  12. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Yes and further they can't make it more lax than the state allows.

    You are likely to also discover they likely might have a requirement dictating when the use of an OAK is required but likely they have none dictating the actual installation of it other than what is in the manual.

    Such is the life of those wishing to install stuff by the book. When heating devices are involved installation by the book makes sense, the alternatives aren't pleasant at all.
  13. iron stove

    iron stove Minister of Fire

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    What was my origional post about ;?

    Just kidding....
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  14. StormPanic

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    OK OK - Jeez I was just kidding about you guys being sticklers. I guess its not that big a deal to install it outside. Mea culpa....
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    And you better be wearing steel toe boots and a hard hat when you cut the hole!!
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  16. Lousyweather

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    dont forget the a$$less chaps! oh...wait...thats something else.......never mind....;lol
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    Got them on right now;) (I could post a picture!)....YMCA...it's fun to stay at...YMCA!
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    I see we've been nipping the good stuff today, hey? woohooo laaaalaaaalaaaa. Ohhhh boyzy!
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    In this case we'll believe it happened NO pic needed;lol
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