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Harmon XXV Outside Air Question

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jaysmith2323, Mar 29, 2008.

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  1. jaysmith2323

    jaysmith2323 New Member

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    OK - first time poster here so be easy on me! I just purchased my first pellet stove (Harman XXV) and I just installed it. Pretty basic install - didn't run into any issues except the outside air kit I bought. The pipe was only 2" and I need 2 3/4" for the stove. While I have read many debates about the need for outside air I think I am forced to install it to be 'code'. I have a window that is 38" from my exhaust and the instructions say that it my be 48" away unless you install outside air and then it is only 18". My question is in regards to the outside air kit. I bought one for $50 and it is basically a piece of flex tube and two clamps - hardly seems worth the money. Has anyone found a cheaper alternative? I read a few people used automotive flex tube and I was wondering how that worked. Any input would be great - also who do I contact to have this thing 'inspected'? Thanks!

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  2. MSmith66

    MSmith66 Feeling the Heat

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    I don't know where you live, but unless you live in a trailer, you don't need the fresh air hooked up. I don't know but I think Canada has very different installation rules than the US. If you are installing in a house , your owners manual does require you to have fresh air. Your code enforcement officer should be going by your owners manual. As far as the 48", that is measured from where the termination of the pipe to a window or door, not the hole in the wall. I installed my own stove yrs. ago and the hole is 1ft from the window but the termination, end of pipe that the gases and smoke come out, is 4ft from the window.
  3. newpelletstove

    newpelletstove Member

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    It looks like he lives in New Hampshire.
  4. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    I think he is direct venting so the center of the termination must be 4feet away from the window
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