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Installation question re: Enviro Ascot

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by toasties, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. toasties

    toasties New Member

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    Hi ya'll, I am a newbie to this forum and want to get some feedback about a direct vent out the back of an Enviro Ascot which I am going to have installed in a cottage I am building. I have read in different places about direct vents not drawing well unless there is somewhat of a rise in the vent. I want to vent out the back. I would also like to know if there is much heat loss venting directly out the back.

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Read the installation manual. That will give you the guidelines
    for installing that particular stove. If it says you must install with
    vertical rise, then you must do it. If it okays a horizontal no-rise
    vent configuration, you're good to go. Heat loss thru the vent should
    be equal. My advice would bet to check the prevailing wind direction.
    Many horizontal vented units have issues if the wind blows directly
    into the cap...
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    toasties New Member

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    Thanks, Bob for the suggestions. Especially about the location with prevailing winds....I am okay there.
    I do not have the stove yet and have read, elsewhere, people who had problems when installed as directed and wished they had installed with some vertical rise. Has anyone here had those problems?
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    You will want some rise on the pipe.

    I know on corner installs, you have to use a 14" snorkel per manual, if no interior rise. However, I've found on the few I've put in that the stove isn't big enough to overcome extremely high winds/gusts, and both the homeowners and I looking back wished the rise was inside, not out.

    However, I have vented a couple with b-vent, and they work like a champ.
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    toasties New Member

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    Thanks, Burning Chunk, that is what I was wondering..... can anyone tell me if it would be better to have a flu going up the wall to lose less heat? ie: Do you lose much heat venting directly out the wall or with just a small vertical rise? Thanks much!
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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    The stove efficiency is going to be the same with either venting configuration.
    I sincerely doubt that your manual will tell you any different. What you will get
    with some interior vertical venting, is a small amount of addtional radiant heat
    off the hot surface of that vent.
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    toasties New Member

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    What an excellent resource this is! Thanks again, Bob
    That's exactly what I was wondering. It sounds like it might be best with
    this stove to take it up a bit before venting it out the wall to get the best
    draw and to take advantage of what radiant heat comes off the flu.
    Does anyone on here have the Enviro Ascot, and what are your experiences
    with the stove and/or the manufacturer?

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