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WOOD STOVE PIPE TO BE USED FOR PELLET STOVE

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by petemal, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. petemal

    petemal Member

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    ok a friend of mine has a US Stove Forester FS model 5824 pellet stove, small unit he is looking to install it in a house he just bought that had an woodstove in it, the pipe that is there is 6" on the ceiling, now i know wood stove to pellet shouldnt be an issue heat wise, but he has been getting conflicting advise on whether to sleeve the old pipe higher then the old wood pipe or use an adapter, i believe someone said that an adapter will not work because the stove may not have enough force to get the exhause out the 6" pipe, the old pipe is from ceiling up
    thanks in advance

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    What type of vent is the woodstove flue (Brand name)? There are reducers for just this application. Several members have set-ups exactly like this.

    How long is the 6" run that its hooked to??

    I dont know who said it wont work, but it should. Only makes cleaning the vent a little harder.

    Shoot imacman a PM asking him. He has had 2 different stoves ran this way. His Astoria and his CPM. Both are in the Hearth Photo gallery. Look great with the venting the way it is. IMO

    Here is one of them

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  3. petemal

    petemal Member

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    the 6" section starts at the ceiling goes through the attic 3 feet and 5 feet outside, i have the reducer and all and was ready to install then i spoke to someother people and they said it has to be a sleeve and even one higher on the outside then the wood pipe so it doesnt come back down and another person suggested that the stove wont be able to blow it out the exhaust because the pipe is too big. lastly someone said that i could get a push back and blow out the door of stove, i was ready with pipe in hand to install untill i heard all this
  4. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    I'm venting my Enviro with a 8" to 4" adapter through a stainless wood stove chimney pipe straight vertical through the roof with no problems now for 8 years.
  5. the pony boy

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    i used a 8 to 3 adapter from selkirk. its pretty simple to set up and dont and have no problems with mine.
  6. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    Here is my set-up. Been running since Oct with no problems.

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  7. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    There will be those that say you shouldn't but mine is 3" to 6" to 8". Been that way for 15 years and 2 stoves.
  8. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Sounds like more people say "You can" do it.

    Where are all the Nay-sayers now? Was this a thread here, where you asked this question? Or somewhere else? Cant believe so many people would say not to do it.

    Well, I would hook it up.... Then take Pics so we can see!! ;-P
  9. petemal

    petemal Member

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    no this was a thread here, no one on this forum said i couldnt just local stores and pipe (chimney ) co, they did not see it just over the phone maybe looking to sell more pipe or a bigger job, thanks
  10. 76brian

    76brian Feeling the Heat

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    I had the option of doing it that way but I was told not to as it would not pass a WETT inspection (which is required for home insurance here in Ontario). I had to run the pellet vent out the top right up through the wood stove vent. I confirmed with the WETT inspector when he was here, and he said it was because excessive draft could cause problems, or the stove's exhaust blower might not be able to push cool air out of the larger flue. Obviously they're over cautious about that aspect because most people seem to have no problems, but if you have to pass any sort of local inspection, find out what they require.
  11. NOS Valves

    NOS Valves New Member

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    I'm running my englander 10-CDV with an old wood stove setup just like you decribe. I just used a reducer at the ceiling. The only drawback I have found if the ledge at the reducer will have a buldup of ash sitting on it so when you go to remove the pipe for a good cleaning you have a mess of ash fall.. So I use a large tarp over and around the stove and keep myself out of the way when I remove and clean the pipe. which I only do once a year without issue. Although I do clean out the Tee once a month and tap the pipe with a rubber mallet to allow any excess buildip on the ledge to clear.

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