Summers Heat 2000-Madison chimney height question

questarthews Posted By questarthews, Jan 11, 2019 at 10:50 PM

Dismiss Notice
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!....and Happy Holidays!
  1. questarthews

    questarthews
    New Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 9, 2017
    21
    19
    Loc:
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    Hi everyone, I've been reading around these forums the past couple of years and finally got our new stove installed the end of December.

    So far we've been enjoying it greatly, and one of my new pass-times is checking our power bill daily to see how low the usage goes :) Much better than I expected, for sure.

    We are going through the usual issues of learning load sizes, burn times, etc. and of course, trying to burn wood that is far too wet. Like so many others here, our source promised it was fully seasoned (even told my wife they were giving us wood that has been stored in a barn for 2 years), but reality shows it to be anywhere from the high 20's to the meter won't read it, it's so high...

    Anyway, the stove installer has to come back to put in the air intake because it's mandatory (we live in a mobile home), and he wasn't prepared to do it when they came for the initial installation. Before he gets here, I'm trying to verify the chimney height requirements. The manual says 15 feet, but I'm not sure what to measure...

    Is it 15 feet from the top of the stove? From the air intake? From the floor? I did see one comment a week or so ago in my reading around the forums where Englander was supposed to have told the member it was from the floor, so I'm hoping to get some confirmation from you folks.

    I did send an email to Englander asking about the chimney but have not heard back. I also forgot to specify with them that I needed to know where the measuring begins.

    Does anyone here know for sure? I'd greatly appreciate your help on this so I can request more pipe when we set up the final installation.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. begreen

    begreen
    Mooderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    75,154
    11,646
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    For best performance assume the 15' measurement is from the stove top. Have the chimney braced at the 5' point if it extends more than 5' past the roof.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    questarthews likes this.
  3. questarthews

    questarthews
    New Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 9, 2017
    21
    19
    Loc:
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    Thanks a lot. It'll definitely be more than 5' past the roof, so I'll let them know to bring more.

    And thanks for all the help you provide here, I've learned a lot from you and others reading around the past couple of years.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. begreen

    begreen
    Mooderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    75,154
    11,646
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    You're certainly welcome. Do you have a good supply of seasoned wood? That will be necessary for the best burning experience.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. questarthews

    questarthews
    New Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 9, 2017
    21
    19
    Loc:
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    Unfortunately, no. We thought we did, but the meter reads 27% and up. I'm going to keep looking around, and in the meantime, work on storage space for as much as I can keep to get it ready for the next year or so.

    My original plan when we thought we had a good source of dry wood was to try and keep only a cord at a time, but now I'll see if I can fit 6 or 8 along the edge of our lot and start stocking it up over the next few months.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. begreen

    begreen
    Mooderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    75,154
    11,646
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    The wood will dry best if the prevailing local winds can blow through the stacks. Doug fir is a good bet. If you stack it top covered now, it may be ok by next Nov.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. questarthews

    questarthews
    New Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 9, 2017
    21
    19
    Loc:
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
    Perfect, that just happens to be the best area on my property along the longest side.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page