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Pellet Stove Vent Pipe ?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by pete97, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. pete97

    pete97 Member

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    Looking at getting a Englander Pellet Stove or a Summers Heat Pellet Stove ( I know they are the same). My ? is about venting it to the outside. It will be installed in my basement to help keep it warm when we are down there. Some day it will be a finished basement but that is another project. I used to have the furnace vented through metal pipe that ran up through a chase in the house. I now have a High Efficiency furnace that is vented through PVC. The hot water tank still vents through the metal stack. Can I vent the Pellet Stove into this same stack? Pete

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  2. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    What is the metal pipe? B-vent or actual chimney. Somewhere on the pipe should be a tag.

    Eric
  3. pete97

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    It is Type B and is says it is UL Listed. Pete
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    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    B vent can not be used for a pellet stove. You need P or L vent. Now you can run the p or l vent inside the b vent.

    Eric
  5. pete97

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    Ok thanks. The pipe is used by the Hot water tank so I guess I will have to run new stuff !!!!
  6. imacman

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    Pete, just be advised that heating an un-insulated basement is a tough chore....the concrete walls & floor suck all the heat up. Do a search on this forum under "heating uninsulated basement"...should be lots of info about it.
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    Thanks for the info. Might just put a gas wall heater in then. Alot cheaper but have to pay for gas though !!!!!
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    It's very true. I've been doing it for 6 years with my pellet stove in the basement. I end up melting some snow around the basement but I try to catch as much heat as possible with 4" dryer vent up to floor registers to the first floor. Haven't quite tweaked this method in but still working on it and even if I do get as much heat as possible to the upstairs their will always be significant heat loss to concrete but we do like having cozy floors, almost like I installed radiant heat on the first floor.

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