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Makeup air through ash cleanout?

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by yenrac, Feb 11, 2009.

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  1. yenrac

    yenrac New Member

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    I want to install a vented NG insert in our fireplace. The FP is on an exterior wall; ash cleanout is outdoors. Can I get combustion air from/through the ash cleanout instead of from up the chimney? (I would still run the exhaust liner up the chimney.) Is there any brand of insert which accomodates this idea?
    Thanks.
    Yenrac

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    <>I want to install a vented NG insert in our fireplace. The FP is on an exterior wall; ash cleanout is outdoors. Can I get combustion air from/through the ash cleanout instead of from up the chimney? (I would still run the exhaust liner up the chimney.) Is there any brand of insert which accomodates this idea?<>

    Is there a valid reason why you'd wanna do it?
    I suppose you could make an adapter, but if you're gonna run ONE liner up the flue, you might as
    well run em both & block off the ash dump with insulation...
    Nobody makes an insert that gets fresh air in that manner that I know of...
  3. yenrac

    yenrac New Member

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    Thanks DAKSY. No valid reason. Just seemed like a neat idea. Also it seemed like it would be cheaper.
    You seem to know what you're talking about - are you in the business of gas inserts.? I'm in the Guilderland NY area; have not yet looked for a source for a unit.

    yenrac.
  4. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Hey yenrac...
    Yep. I'm in the business...
    In Albany, coupla miles from Guilderland...
    I PMed you with the details...
    PM me back if you want more info on how to install these units...
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