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LP stove vented into "outdoor" room ?

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by FPX Dude, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. FPX Dude

    FPX Dude Member

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    Neighbor has LP stove vented out to backyard patio. He's in process of covering the patio with a roof and will be over the vent. He will have partial wall and window enclosures to make it kinda like a room, but won't be like a normal room with walls and windows that are air tight and such, but it will still be like an "outdoor" room. But, the vent will now be in this "room".

    So, the big question, will this be a problem?

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  2. Heatsource

    Heatsource Minister of Fire

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    gas units have very specific vent termination requirements, whats the manual say :)

    basically, yes this could be an issue with venting byproducts like CO, and moisture
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  3. DAKSY

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    I agree with Dave.. Your neighbor needs to get additional venting, roof flashing, storm collar & a vertical termination cap to bring the system up above the roof. The requirements will be in the install manual...
  4. FPX Dude

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    Stove install was already in house since it was built ~15 yrs. ago, and he's been in there 7, and no clue where any manual might be...I guess he find the model and google it right, thanks!
  5. Heatsource

    Heatsource Minister of Fire

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    ^ yeah, or report back here and maybe Bob or i can help further
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  6. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Fuel Gas Code states "Exhaust must be in full communication with atmosphere".
  7. Frozen Canuck

    Frozen Canuck Minister of Fire

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    If it's a 15+ year old unit it was likely setup to operate with class B or dual piping. Agree with venting it to an unobstucted location, sounds like in this instance that will be the roof.
    FWIW I would never consider venting to an occupied area, regardless of what code may say in your area.
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  8. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Tell your friend to consult an expert. Even if the room is not airtight, there could be unintended consequences to this decision.

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