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Pellet Stove Install Help

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Fire Goddess, Dec 30, 2007.

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  1. Fire Goddess

    Fire Goddess New Member

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    We have a Big E pellet furnace. We installed it in the basement to replace a scarey looking wood stove that was there when we bought the house. Well, the furnace heated the basement quite nicely, but didn't do much for the rest of the house (3100sf) we tried everything to get the heat up in the main house but its not cutting it. Our wood stove heats the house fabulously, so we haven't been using the Big E at all.

    Now, we have decided that since we bought the thing, and have 2 tons of pellets in our driveway, we should try to make this work for us. We want to move the Big E up into the house, on the opposite side from the wood stove. We have the materials for making a hearth, and hubby is going to do the metal sheet on the wall but what do we need to do for the chimney piece? We want it to be done right/to code for MA. The plan was to go up a few feet on the inside then go straight out through the wall to the outside. I know we need a thimble for the 'go through the wall' piece, but do we need something for the return air? (currently, the Big E is hooked up to the chimney in the basement so we don't have any need for extra 'stuff')

    We want to do this ourselves, so we want to do it right....
    We are hoping for something like this:
    http://www.stainlessventingandchimneyliners.com/pellet-stove-venting-c-52.html

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The stove will need to be further from the wall with the vertical interior pipe and as described, the assembly has at least 3 elbows. Is there any possibility of going directly out the back of the stove, through the wall and then up for the exhaust flue? I like the idea of less joints on the interior of the house and it allows one to connect to a cleanout tee outside.

    No need for wall shield, just keep the stove the correct distance from the wall and have a proper thimble for the flue pipe. The cold air intake can also go straight back and out the wall.

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    Fire Goddess New Member

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    Do I have to have the 'chimney' pipe on the outside go up past the roof? I thought I read somewhere that you did not need to go up past the roof with a pellet stove...we are trying to do this on the cheap...or as inexpensively as possible.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Above the eave is preferred, but if it can go up at least five feet that should be sufficient. The exhaust is hot, so it will depend on what is on the other side of the wall. If this is a safe area and going up 5-6 ft clears all obstructions, etc. then it should be ok. If there is a deck there or an adjacent window, then it should continue up.


    http://www.ventingpipe.com/category.cfm?categoryID=75
    run your mouse over the red spots on this page for a listing of typical parts used:
    http://www.duravent.com/?page=2c1.php
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    allenfrme New Member

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    To BeGreen: Do you always put the tee on the outside? Mine is on th einside, just behind the stove. Makes it easy to get at, and a lot of users around here found having it on the outside made a problem with moisture during the not so cold months.
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I have my tee inside, then it goes up and out with an elbow. I think that is a good way to do it as long as you have the room.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Both ways work. I like the cleaner interior look and reduced clearances, but either way is fine as long as their aren't too many 90s introduced into the total flue system.

    I'm curious about the problem with moisture. That is new to me. Can you describe the issue or point me to the discussion?
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    Fire Goddess New Member

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    Webmaster we do have the room, which is why we thought to do it. BeGreen thanks for the links! That is what we want to do so the parts list is a bonus!
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