outside air intake

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    Outside Air intake through floor - cause colder temps below house?

    Hello all, posting from Alaska during an especially cold snap. We have an 1980's Arrow woodstove that we've known probably needs an outside air intake (it's quite drafty in our small home with this large woodstove). We're in an A-frame on sonotubes about 18-24" above the ground. Running an...
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    OAK for masonry fireplace?

    I had an old Cemi II hazard wood stove in my masonry fireplace and have decided the risk isn't worth it (I can't see flames inside it anyway, and that was the whole point). I am planning to remove the wood stove, clean the firebox, clean the flue, and install a top damper. The fireplace is in...
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    Pacific Summit Wood Stove / Outside Air

    I am running a Pacific Summit Classic wood stove to heat my 2500 sq ft home located in Southern Arizona in the Sky Islands (5200'). When the temperature gets below the mid 30's, no matter how much wood I burn, the stove cannot keep up with the cold air being drawn in around my windows and...
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    Harman p35i: How to connect existing outside air intake vent on firebox floor to pellet stove?

    Hi, I'm about to purchase a Harman p35i. I requested my dealer include an OAK for the installation. They noted that I have an existing outside air intake vent on the bottom of the firebox floor, which is true, but they didn't explain what they were planning on doing with it to satisfy my OAK...
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    Outside Air for Pacific Summit LE Insert

    Hi all, I'm a newbie and have been reading through the very useful information here. Thank you! I've narrowed down my choice of insert to the Pacific Energy Summit LE insert. When talking to the dealer this weekend, he happened to mention that this model doesn't have an option to pull outside...
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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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    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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    Outside air intake, can it be through "mud room"?

    New here and to pellet stoves. We have few options for routing for an outside air intake hose to pellet stove. We have no basement. 1. Option One: Run along wall for about 10 feet into a mud room (concrete floor foyer between outside and main house. Currently, a bathroom fan vents near the...