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Question about venting a pellet stove

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Ed Churilla, May 14, 2013.

  1. Ed Churilla

    Ed Churilla New Member

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    I just bought a used Englander 25-PDVC with 3" exhaust. I've been using a woodstove and have an existing chimney with 6" triple wall with an 18' rise up the exterior of my house. I have a T at the bottom with a cleanout and the horizontal entering the house within 3' of the stove. What is the best way to handle the install? I know that the chimney always needed to be warmed in cold weather before it would draw properly. Does the 3" exhaust for the pellet need to go through the T to the outside chimney, or can I cap and reduce it at the interior T and exhaust like that? Thanks in advance--

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  2. chimneylinerjames

    chimneylinerjames Feeling the Heat

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    Your best solution would be installing a 4" chimney liner inside the 6" pipe you already have. After 15', 4" is recommended over 3".
  3. imacman

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    I used the 8" stove pipe after I sold the wood burner. My 10-cpm (and the Astoria before it) went directly into that using a 4" to 8" adapter and a couple other pieces. Total height is about 20'. Works fine

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    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Duravent 3PVP-X8

    http://www.amazon.com/DuraVent-3PVP-X8-Chimney-Adapter/dp/B002OG1A4S

    Your new install will be pressurized so drafting will not be an issue....you may find you have too much draft under certain conditions and may have trim the blower on the stove or increase the feeder to keep up on low burn rates.

    Installing a 4" liner in the triple wall is a PIA as the top and bottom connections have to be fabricated. IF you find you just have too much draft you can always go that route later on, but 18' isn't that high really.
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  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    The very best solution is the Selkirk DT pellet vent to class A metal chimney conversion kit. I am working on an install this week with it.
    This will draw the OAK air in from the outer wall of the class A and warm and dry it! It is a very nice system!

    They have two kits, one for 10" OD and one for 8" OD Class A pipe, PC (Private Conversation) me for more info.

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  6. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Hey Don, according to the OP, it's triple wall pipe, betcha the OD is about 15 inches.
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    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    EDIT: on my post...I posted an adapter for 8" but it's 6", the correct adapter is 3PVP-X6
  8. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Correction: Copperfield HomeSaver FBLA adapter system measures 15 5/8" and allows for a fairly seamless integration of a liner within the walls of double and triple wall systems, depending upon the overall OD of what you have. Page 15 in the 2012 catalog, have to go through a professional though, they don't sell to homeowners.

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    chimneylinerjames Feeling the Heat

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  10. Ed Churilla

    Ed Churilla New Member

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    Thanks for the replies--I've attached a pic of what I have inside presently. I intended to get a 6" to 3" reducer and run it from the stove like that. My biggest concern was the draw, having had to prime the flue with my woodburner.
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