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using manufactured fireplace vent for Englander or summersheat 55

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by sickss, Dec 10, 2007.

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  1. sickss

    sickss New Member

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    Looking for some assistance in a pellet stove installation. I have purchased a summers heat 1500 55-SHP10L. When my home was built the builder installed a "intertherm" zero clearance wood burning fireplace. Is there any way of reusing the existing 6" SS chimney? If not do I just drop in 3" Duravent down the center of the existing?

    Thanks
    Dennis

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see any model with that exact number - perhaps you mean the number of square heat it is meant to heat?

    The only fireplace i can see on the intertherm page is a gas one, and 6" is a very small vent for a wood fireplace, but perhaps they made something which was discontinued.

    There are a lot of questions and concerns here, but I will let the Englander Folks step in to answer. One question is whether that stove can be vented at all (lined or not) into a ZC fireplace chimney.

    To answer the basic spirit of the question, yes - in most cases either a single wall 3 or 4 inch liner or pellet vent is required to line existing chimneys which are over sized. I'll leave the other stuff to Mike.
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    sickss New Member

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    Sorry Craig,
    I included the part # in the post. It looks to me to be the same as the 25 series of englander stoves.

    I will wait to hear from Mike.

    Thanks
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Bumping this up for Englander guys!
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    He say's he needs Mo Heat though :cheese:
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    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    thanks for the bump web,

    ok, dropping a liner down and connecting should be ok providing that the existing pipe is either ul103 or it will afford proper clearance to combustibles for the pipe used. you will not likely be able to use the direct connect method if its a gas unit as the pipe will not be rated for solid fuel (wood/pellet) need also to ensure that the hearth size is compatable with the clearance data for the unit. a little more info would be better to confirm what we have in front of us, flue diameter , type flue (whats the fireplace rated for?) hearth measurements, etc
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