SCAN DSA 4 install questions

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Pva974

New Member
Jun 20, 2022
3
Seattle
Hi everyone, new here and have some questions on a stove I just bought. It is a never-used, well-kept SCAN DSA 4 wood insert. I am planning on installing it in my existing, good condition masonry fire place. It is approximately 15 feet. I have read the manual -


- and believe I can follow the standard procedures for installing from the insert up through to the top of the chimney. Here are my questions:

1) I understand this is a high efficiency / high heat model stove. I want to know if anyone who has the stove/has experience with the stove has a specific recommendation for what flue liner to use. I am thinking of a standard 316 flex steel kit which comes with a connector and insulated high temp liner.

2) Is it ok to use the universal connector that comes with this kit? I also noticed there is an oem flue collar available for this unit. Do I need to purchase the flue collar or is the connector all I need?

3) I have a tile hearth which extends out 18" from the face of the fireplace. I plan to raise insert approximately 3" from the floor of the hearth. The instructions recommend 1/2" mineral fiber protection extending 24". Can I use the tiling or do I need mineral fiber replacing it? Can I use the existing 18" and still be safe enough (6" shy of the 24" required).

Thanks for anybody who can help with this project!

Pete
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
28,678
central pa
Hi everyone, new here and have some questions on a stove I just bought. It is a never-used, well-kept SCAN DSA 4 wood insert. I am planning on installing it in my existing, good condition masonry fire place. It is approximately 15 feet. I have read the manual -


- and believe I can follow the standard procedures for installing from the insert up through to the top of the chimney. Here are my questions:

1) I understand this is a high efficiency / high heat model stove. I want to know if anyone who has the stove/has experience with the stove has a specific recommendation for what flue liner to use. I am thinking of a standard 316 flex steel kit which comes with a connector and insulated high temp liner.

2) Is it ok to use the universal connector that comes with this kit? I also noticed there is an oem flue collar available for this unit. Do I need to purchase the flue collar or is the connector all I need?

3) I have a tile hearth which extends out 18" from the face of the fireplace. I plan to raise insert approximately 3" from the floor of the hearth. The instructions recommend 1/2" mineral fiber protection extending 24". Can I use the tiling or do I need mineral fiber replacing it? Can I use the existing 18" and still be safe enough (6" shy of the 24" required).

Thanks for anybody who can help with this project!

Pete
Those things in the manual are not suggestions. They are safety requirements determined by testing the appliance. You need to follow them as an absolute minimum requirement
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
93,751
South Puget Sound, WA
Is the hearth flush with the floor or raised? Can you post some pictures of the current fireplace including the hearth? It looks like the insert has a special flue collar that can be secured from the inside of the insert. This makes it easier to install, especially if the fit is tight.
 

Pva974

New Member
Jun 20, 2022
3
Seattle
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
93,751
South Puget Sound, WA
The stoveparts unlimited collar appears correct. Yes, use a good quality insulated flex liner for the installation. Make sure clearances to the mantel honor those specified in the manual.
Is there a basement or crawlspace that would permit inspecting under the current hearth extension? If it is a proper hearth extension consisting of at least 8" of masonry or concrete with no wood underneath, then the mineral board may not be necessary.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
93,751
South Puget Sound, WA
Early Scan 10 stoves had a recall due to the door coming off the hinges. It was only for a certain range of serial numbers. This issue may not affect the insert, but this would be worth checking on.