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    Modern FP30 Install Pics & Cold Air Draft OAK Problem?

    Good things... this thing heats amazing and turned out beautiful. But... went through a whole winter last year with a bad draft at the bottom of the stove where the control arm is. Assuming it's the 4" OAK to outside that's causing it... what to do? I don't have room for a damper inside (thought...
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    Zero Clearance Outside Air Kit for FP30 - how hot does it get?

    I recently had a zero clearance fireplace installed, the Pacific Energy FP30 Arch, and requested an outside air kit be installed. The installer used an insulated flex pipe to the fireplace, but the flexible pipe appears to be of a polyester material instead of metal - similar to the one in this...
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    Air Intake - Bucket Method Questions

    Bit of a newb here and this forum has been super helpful. I bought a used NC30 and installed it in my basement (replacing the old stove) and it made me very happy last winter. Thanks for all the advice. Looking forward to an even warmer one this year. With the basement install air and startup...
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    Red oak?

    Hey all. I posted pictures of my 1/4 cord of wood the other day to verify that it was Red Oak (I am not knowledgeable so I had to place a bit of trust in the guy delivering it). I had very helpful replies and most of them said they needed closer pictures of the wood. I noticed when taking these...
  5. CenterTree

    Englander 30NC OAK fabrication -- 2 inlets?

    Going to install a homemade Outside Air Kit on the basement 30NC. At first glance I thought it would be an easy straight forward job. But upon closer inspection, I noticed that besides the typical 3 inch circular inlet hole at the back of this stove, there is an additional small rectangular...
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    Miscellaneous Questions

    Hello all, I figured I would post a few questions to help me understand pellet stoves better (did not want to create 3+ threads). I assume this was the better method. I have learned alot from this forum but want to make sure on a few things. 1. Combustion blower what does this do? (suck gases...
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    Quadrafire Contour Outside Air Kit Issues

    Hello all, I am on my second season using a new to me Quadrafire Contour. Last season I did not have the OAK installed and the windows and doors were very drafty. This year I decided to install the OAK so I screwed the adapter on the back/bottom of the stove. I then installed a short section of...
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    Need wood to burn... would you buy this?

    Hey Guys, I'm rather new to wood burning and am having my Insert and SS liner installed tomorrow. I have about a cord of mostly oak that I bought from a local back in Dec. but it's definitely a mixed bag as far as how seasoned it is and most pieces read 20-30% after splitting and reading with...
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    Getting outside Air through Masonry?

    No, I'm not asking how to suck outside air directly through Brick (though that would be handy in this case)... 30 year old split level house with a small wood stove, & Hearth, with a 6 inch through-the-wall vent on the 1st floor (the 1st floor is at ground level, not an enclosed basement). The...
  10. John Ackerly

    Which stoves have outside air kits that are really tight?

    I hear that a lot of outside air kits bring outdoor air right into the stove, but the stove still uses some room air. Is that true? I'm curious because Alliance for Green Heat often gets questions from people building "green" homes, and some are trying to get passive house certification, which...
  11. MisterFixIT

    Anatomy of an O.A.K. Install

    After 8 years of burning wood and putting in a new wood stove I have finally gotten tired of having cold feet. The wood stove sucks in air from all the cracks around the windows in the back rooms and it tumbles down the wall to the floor and races across the floor down the hallway before...
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    suggestions on outside air kit for avalon astoria

    When the pellet stove is running my wife has an itchy nose, when its off it slowly goes away. we had a small leak on the exhaust I found which is now sealed and he nose is continuing to itch. When I swapped the propane furnace filter I noticed the color was darker than usual. We run the...