Too many bends?

Dougnyr

New Member
Jan 7, 2020
1
VA
New to the forum and new to pellet stoves. This site has a ton of information and is a great resource. I have searched for information about this topic and have found less bends are more efficient. My issue is, I have an existing 6.5 inch dryer vent which is approx 2ft from the floor in a concrete foundation. Relocating the hole would be a daunting task. I have purchased a PelPro-130 stove and Duravent exhaust kit. In order to align the exhaust I have used 3 45 degree adapters to get it as close to the floor as possible. A hearth pad also may be required to raise it another inch or so for the final attachment. Also, an outside air kit will also be drilled through the foundation. I used the final 45 to point it away from a future wall. My question is, is this too many bends for proper drafting? Thank you for any insight
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Smokinbubba

Member
Nov 30, 2019
144
Central Ohio
I would think you will be fine. I run a 45 into a 90 then outside with a 12" piece. Outside looks just like yours. Mine works fine. I just lbt mine more just to be sure. If you dont have a leaf blower, u need one
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,470
Eastern Ontario
Dougnyr welcome to the forum

I have 3 -45s in my set up and it works fine and has for the last 19 years
 

SciGuy

Burning Hunk
Aug 17, 2007
143
Constableville, NY
New to the forum and new to pellet stoves. This site has a ton of information and is a great resource. I have searched for information about this topic and have found less bends are more efficient. My issue is, I have an existing 6.5 inch dryer vent which is approx 2ft from the floor in a concrete foundation. Relocating the hole would be a daunting task. I have purchased a PelPro-130 stove and Duravent exhaust kit. In order to align the exhaust I have used 3 45 degree adapters to get it as close to the floor as possible. A hearth pad also may be required to raise it another inch or so for the final attachment. Also, an outside air kit will also be drilled through the foundation. I used the final 45 to point it away from a future wall. My question is, is this too many bends for proper drafting? Thank you for any insightView attachment 254872
Looks good to me.

Hugh
 

bogieb

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2014
2,773
South Central NH
Looks fine to me. A hearthpad or concrete blocks is probably a good idea so that you aren't all bent like a pretzel, or laying on the floor for maintenance. Your knees will thank you :)