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  1. Steve T

    Steve T New Member

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    What does OAK stand for?

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  2. Happy Hour

    Happy Hour New Member

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    Outside Air Kit.
  3. Steve T

    Steve T New Member

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    Thanks. What does it do for efficiency?
  4. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Out Side Air Kit . Its a pipe that connects to your stove and draws air from outside your home Instead of using the air inside. When you use the air from inside your house any cracks or drafts in your home has the cold air from outside drawn into your house. By using an oak it significantly cuts down on the drafts
  5. TriMom

    TriMom New Member

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    Why do some dealers say they are not necessary and never install them? What does it say about them as a dealer? We are in the shopping stage.
  6. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    If you are having the dealer install your stove have him put an OAK in regardless of what he says . If he says that he never puts them in tell him that he will not be able to say that after your stove. If you are going through the wall with your exhaust use the thimble that has the oak built in so you only make one hole through your wall. What type of stoves are you looking for? and most important thing about buying a stove is the dealers service dept incase you need him that he is qualified and professional. Good luck and post pictures when you have your new stove installed
  7. TriMom

    TriMom New Member

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    We are trying to decide fireplace insert or free standing. One dealer told me if we did insert, to do OAK he'd have to drill out back of firebox where another said he would run it up the chimney. I need to post diagram of our house to get some advice for best location.
  8. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Dont Drill out the back of the fire box. If you ever go to sell the house having a hole in the chimney is a bad. Go up through the chimney
  9. berg

    berg New Member

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    how long can I run a oak.. I need to go into my garage from family room and up out the roof... is there any diminished value ina long run?
    I figured I'd put a couple 90* elboes at the termination up top?

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