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Is there a difference to vent out and up OR up in the room and out

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Diana627, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. Diana627

    Diana627 New Member

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    Hi everyone, we're not getting our harman P68 until September, but my hubby doesn't like the look of the pipe so he wants the dealer to direct vent it out and up. Is there a difference on how the stove will run or which way is best. The freestanding stove will be next to my french doors in the kitchen. I read to ask the dealer to paint the pipes if we don't want the silver pipes. Has anyone painted their pipes or will the smoke damage it? Vent up in the house and out or direct vent out and up 3'.
    I really enjoy these forums, and thanks for everyone's input.
    Diane

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  2. kristin2000

    kristin2000 New Member

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    I am having mine installed next month and will go directly out. It looks very clean and neat this way-I think
  3. pelletwood

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    We just purchased the Harman Accentra and our dealer supplied us with black Simpson pellet pipe.
    We are going up in the house 5' then out, we like the look.
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    I believe the stove will work fine with either setup
    and it's just a matter of preference - for instance, if
    the stove is in the front of the house some people would
    prefer not to have pipe running up the front of their home.
    I also believe they can paint the pipes. Prepainted
    pipe can also be purchased.
  5. TboneMan

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    NOTE, you will have no natural draft with a direct vent. When your combustion fans stops due to a power outage you will get smoke in the house.

    Be sure to buy a UPS of sufficient size to maintain the combustion fan long enough for you to take action (i.e., shut stove off to discontinue fuel).


    Mine is direct vented (by choice). I knew about this issue, but didn't act timely (i.e., buy a UPS). Naturally, the power goes off in the middle of the night and the house fills with smoke. Fortunately, the outside temperature was only in the low 30's. Venting the house of the smoke took a good 20 minutes (read - opened doors and windows, brrr).

    UPS purchase the next day.
  6. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    She said she'd either be going up and out from within the house,
    or out the wall and up on the outside. Either way is fine.
  7. TboneMan

    TboneMan Member

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    My bad I missed the 3' statement.
  8. BignBeefy

    BignBeefy Member

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    I had the power go out twice and had no smoke from my p68....

    Direct vented out
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    johnnywarm Minister of Fire

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    We had smoke in the cellar twice when the power went out. direct vent.we will be going up this season.
  10. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    If given a choice I'd go up inside and then out. The reasons for my choice are: 1) Your flue system will likely last longer since the majority is protected inside from the elements & 2) I'd rather have the warm flue radiating its heat inside my house rather than it being wasted outside the house. Painting the flue black not only improved the looks (IMO), but it also helps protect it and also will allow the heat to dissipate off it a little better...

    Just my 2 cents.
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