Which Brand of Pellet Vent is the Best?

RedNeck Wrangler Posted By RedNeck Wrangler, Aug 11, 2008 at 8:48 PM

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  1. RedNeck Wrangler

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    One that does not require every seam, crimp or rivet to be sealed with RTV.
     
  2. flueinc

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    Excel pellet vent needs none of that and never leeks.
     
  3. kinsmanstoves

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    No RTV
    We’ve combined our proven EZ Seal gasket technology
    with years of experience in special stainless
    steel fabrication to give you an easy-to-install vent
    system with a strong positive seal that’s able to
    handle both positive and negative pressure direct
    venting applications.
    Dual Use: Conventional or
    Concentric Venting
    Selkirk’s DT-M provides more than just a laser-welded
    double-wall system made from the toughest alloys.
    It also supports concentric venting, exhausting
    flue gases through the inner conduit while taking
    in combustion air through the annular space between
    the flue and the outer jacket. The combined
    flue exhaust/combustion air intake eliminates the
    need for two separate penetrations through the
    wall or roof. Cut only one installation hole, install
    necessary hangers once, install one termination/air
    intake.
    One-Inch Clearance To Combustibles
    The airspace between the inner flue gas conduit
    and the outer jacket considerably reduces the
    required clearance to combustible materials. This
    enables Selkirk’s DT-M to be easily installed in confined
    spaces. Saf-T Vent DT-M is engineered from
    the appliance vent adapter to the outside termination
    with a full array of parts that meet or exceed
    appliance manufacturers’ recommendations.
    DT-M is part of the complete line-up of Direct-Temp
    venting products:
    • Direct-Temp/Gas Fireplaces & Stoves
    • Direct-Temp/Pellet Stoves
    • Direct-Temp/Multi-Fuel Stoves

    Quoted right from selkirks direct temp brochure under product literature from the link I posted above. You get what you pay for. Fortunately my advice is free.
     
  6. kinsmanstoves

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    Sorry they posted conflicting information. I did not make it up but check the link I posted.

    Eric
     
  7. Czech

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    I installed Selkirk DT, the joint seals are pre-impregnanted with silicone. In fact the directions that came with the pipe said not to use a sealant. I also like the fact that if the internal vent leaks, it leaks into the outside air gap, back to the stove and out the vent. Not sure if that makes a difference or not, but somehow it makes me feel better. That, and the multiple CO detectors in the house!
     
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    Excel pellet pipe does not need silicone to seal the joints of the pipe. Page 6 #4 refers to caulking the space between the pipe and the insulated wall pass thru to eliminate any chance of draft. The pipe itself does not need caulking.
     
  9. richg

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    Well, I don't know what the best is, but OJ Simpson "Duravent" (snicker) is certainly the worst. Overpriced, poorly built leaky garbage. Do you want me to tell you how I really feel?
     
  10. gw2kpro

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    Does anyone know why selkirk would print this information in their online brochure if they say you don't need to use sealant? Maybe because they use the word "recommended" instead of "required"?

    13. To ensure a good gas tight seal for positive pressure venting
    the application of an RTV high temperature silicone to the male
    collar of the joint is recommended (see Figure 1).
     
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  12. Metal

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    I don't think silicone is "required" on any L-Vent per its UL Listing. It is "recommended" if you don't like fly ash blowing out the seems.
     
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    you all would have to start this thread the very next DAY AFTER I bought my chimney pipe. (sigh) bought a "kit" at Lowe's, for 200 bucks...which I thought was a really good price. seems that regular old "duravent" is quite a bit cheaper than the "pro" line. I figured that since I'm not going to burn corn, why spend the extra $$?
    I hope I can still get the "regular" stuff...I do need a couple of pieces that they don't stock at the big-box stores, (like, a 45-degree elbow)and I don't see "regular" listed on-line anywhere. seems everyone online is selling "pro", exclusively.
     
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  15. RedNeck Wrangler

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    I called Simpson Dura-Vent and talked to an engineer. He said "RTV may be required". He said "read what the stove manufacturer requires". I said of course you need RTV. He said " whatever the stove manufacturer suggests" . I told him the problem I was having with all the leaks. He said "your stove exhaust blower may be to strong". I said "then every stove out there must be to strong" He said "maybe". Then he said "from his experience new stoves need RTV and old ones don't" :roll: I wasn't impressed.
     
  16. tubbster

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    That selkirk stuff is the ticket! I like that I will not have to run a seperate pipe for intake air, a neater look. Fatter, but neater.
     
  17. richg

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    Good gracious....and to think, those people are making a $$$ killing in the Great Pellet Panic of 2008. Let's see, produce overpriced, low quality garbage, give people bad advice, and make lots of money doing it. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood.....
     
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