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Mt Vernon AE air intake

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by oldmountvernon, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    Curious what kind of air volume im suppose to have. Can hardly feel any air going thru and if i out a piece of paper over the intake at the stove it sticks but it barely stays there I would of thought there would be more suction then that?

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  2. 3jfk

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    Hi OMV,
    The reason your not feeling alot of air volume movement is because the manufactured air intake box has unwelded corners and gaps all round the assembly. Hence why it doesn't feel that strong.
    Jon
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  3. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Yep.. All Quads are unsealed.

    You can do it yourself with High temp Silicone. I would post pics. But small.children can do a better job than.me :(

    I have mine sealed pretty good. I would like to think over 85% comes from outside (Judging by what gets sucked in through the OAK outside/compared to before sealing).
  4. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    thanks, and what is there reason for not sealing it ?
  5. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    If the OAK gets plugged....
  6. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon Minister of Fire

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    so... when you install an OAK you're suppose to seal it
  7. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    No... Quad keeps it design, so it can suck inside or outside air? Whichever has the path of least resistance.

    I did it, so my stove sucks outside air (mainly). Many (Most) have not


    Even if you don't, it can only help efficiency. Path of least resistance.
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  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    you like lots of suction, no? :p
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