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Q&A Is there enough air for stove ?

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, May 20, 2004.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Question:

    We're really perplexed about this one. We've got a real tight home- but the woodstove we've (yikes!) already ordered doesn't have an outside air intake. We have a 4" hole in the wall behind the hearth. Is it a good idea to just bring air in behind the stove- or will it cause a draft? We ordered a Dovre Aurora - does it take air from the floor level? We live in a cold place!



    Answer:

    There is a decent chance that- even though your house is tight- there will be enough air for the stove without opening the hole. A house that is too tight provides poor indoor air quality- and if you are sensitive to odors from carpet- furniture- etc...could be uncomfortable. My house is tight- but my wife always leaves a window cracked for fresh air. You will have to experiment a bit- you may need to open the hole just to get it started- and then - once it is going- you can close it--only time will tell. I am not familiar with Dovre- but the draft control is probably under the stove (many similar stoves operate this way). If so- it would definitely be possible to make some sort of a manifold to pipe the air in.

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