Need advice on Hearthstone Sterling stove

rebecca Posted By rebecca, May 1, 2009 at 6:57 PM

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  1. rebecca

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    Hi,

    I have a Hearthstone Sterling gas stove with a B-vent. I want to move it to a different part of my house but where I want to move it (to the basement), I can't put a chimney to the roof. I called one local installer and they said that it can't be converted to anything else (direct vent). Is that really true that there's no other way to use it without a chimney up to the roof?

    And if that's the case - is there a market for such a used stove? It was made around 1995/1996 and has blue/gray soapstone. Used lightly. What would something like that be worth, if I could even sell it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DAKSY

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    First of all, I'd be hesitant to put a B-vent in a basement...
    B-vent is a natural draft appliance & with the problems we see
    when wood stoves or inserts are installed in basement locations,
    you may have some CO to deal with...
    Just my HO & I'd be interested to hear what others have to say on this...
     
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    I agree with Daksy, could be an issue to put a B-vent in a basement, but it sounds like you can't make the vent run vertically anyway. As for converting from b-vent to direct vent, I've never heard of any manufacturer that allows this to be done.

    As a rule, B-vent always needs to terminate vertically and meet certain termination clearances. There may or may not be a way to do that in your installation, but I'm pretty sure Hearthstone will tell you you can't convert it to DV.

    As for resale, I think it's reasonable to list for $200-$300 on CL or classifieds. Unfortunately, I think you'd be hard-pressed to get much more than that.
     
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