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Pellet Stove in Basement?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by seanlabrie, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. seanlabrie

    seanlabrie New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    this is my first post and I'm thinking about buying a pellet stove for my new house. I have a oil furnace in the basement that exhausts into a chimney in the center of the basement and up through the center of the house and out the top over the roof. Is it legal, or even possible to have a pellet stove located in the basement also use that same chimney to vent out through the top of the roof? If not what is the normal size of the venting tube/pipe that needs to be run to the outside of the house?

    thanks,

    Sean

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  2. DiggerJim

    DiggerJim Feeling the Heat

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    No it's not legal or to code. Depending on how you want to vent the stove the "chimney" for a pellet stove is either 3 or 4" in diameter. The larger size is for longer runs (15'+) or ones with several 45 or 90 elbows in them. I'm a fan of using 4" pellet vent regardless though.
  3. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Pellet stoves can often vent right through an ooutside wall - so they don't need the full chimney. It is best to go upwards 5 feet or more, though.
  4. twiddler

    twiddler New Member

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    You can vent your pellet stove through the same chimney, just not the same flu. If there is room for another flu in that chimney, then I would vent it through the chimney.
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