Pellet stove install into existing Chimney

djh860

New Member
May 12, 2019
2
millbury, MA 01527
The spot I've placed my pellet stove was planned for a wood stove. There is a full brick surround a field stone floor and a 8" flue to a dedicated single purpose chimney. The chimney has no clean out access at all.
Still I'd like to vent into this convenient location. My question has to do with the air intake line. I have no easy place to run this line. It seems like removing some brick and drilling through the wall makes sense but I am only renting this place so I'd like to make this as neat as professional as is possible. What are you recommendations for the air intake?
 

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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,758
Eastern Ontario
How tight is the house (air leaks doors windows)
You may not need a OAK (outside air kit)
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
17,194
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Renting, I would skip the outside air intake. Even owning it seems many/most don’t install an outside air intake. I think it’s always superior to burn outside air but is it worth the hassle?
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,758
Eastern Ontario
As Highbeam said
Renting, I would skip the outside air intake. Even owning it seems many/most don’t install an outside air intake. I think it’s always superior to burn outside air but is it worth the hassle?
and if the house leaks air you don't need one
 
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BUBIBEAR

Burning Hunk
Oct 18, 2010
166
central maine
Read the owners manual . It states that this stove should be run with ,the OUTSIDE AIR HOOKED UP. Best advise is to listen to the people that build these great stoves .It dose make a difference.
 

Peterfield

Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2013
1,388
New Hampshire
There is a dual pipe flue setup where you have both the air intake pipe and the exhaust pipe running up the flue and a special flue cap that both pipes fasten to.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
17,194
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Read the owners manual . It states that this stove should be run with ,the OUTSIDE AIR HOOKED UP. Best advise is to listen to the people that build these great stoves .It dose make a difference.
Some manuals require the outside air hookup and say it MUST be used. Some don’t say anything. “Should” means it’s optional don’t you think?
 

Ssyko

Minister of Fire
Nov 6, 2017
3,035
Lorraine NY
Englander does require an OAK. The stoves do run better but in a situation like yours where you’re not the home owner and the house is leaky i would try it without the OAK and see. Be aware that a power outage could cause the stove to smolder and fill the house with smoke.
 

fmsm

Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2011
946
South of Boston MA
I think it is Selkirk that makes a pipe with a hollow outer wall that is used for outside air.