Venting through disabled window

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seymoursteve

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Jan 14, 2015
11
Southern Indiana
Since retiring I have sold my home and downsized to a smaller 1200 sq. ft. cape cod type two story in what will be a long-term rental home. I would like to install a pellet stove but I'm not so sure my landlord will be open to me cutting a hole in the side of his house..
What I would like to do is to remove or open the window and run the exhaust out there in the winter, then put it back to normal in the spring? I could keep the stove right where it was but so I don't lose the window, I would perhaps make something that could be converted back-and-forth. I'm sure I could design something that could be heat-resistant in order to sell the idea to my landlord. My question to all you folks is: Is this idea feasible? It would require a 90 degree from the back of the stove (55-TRPEP), a straight off of that up about 24" to another 90 degree and then a horizontal straight out about 24" with a clean-out T, and then a vertical up about 4' to the termination point. Any help/advice will be great appreciated.
 

Snowy Rivers

Minister of Fire
Feb 7, 2010
1,810
NW Oregon
If the code folks will allow it, it's certainly doable safely.

You could whip up an "Adapter" piece to fill and seal the window opening that would allow the pipe egress.
 

MountainSean

Credo Quia Absurdum
Sep 29, 2011
342
Tonopah, NV
I would double check with your landlord, if he/she is nice they may even pay you back for the stove/installation. Pellet stoves don't have the insurance stigma that woodstoves do and will add value to the home often without increasing insurance rates.
 

alternativeheat

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2013
3,802
Cape Cod, Ma.
Other people have done this on the forum here. The window had to be made inoperable, a panel put in, then a thimble through the panel as I recall. There are other little hitches in this, like how close are other windows, vents, eves etc. Town inspector may make you remove the window all together. But anyway, it's been done before.
 

bags

Minister of Fire
Oct 12, 2014
2,400
Kentucky
What type of window is in the opening? Wood, vinyl, ? Is it a double hung, single hung, casement? I think something simple, inexpensive and easy could be devised that could be used seasonally as you want with the right set up and maintain an air tight seal also for the cold heating season. I have some ideas and am sure others here will also. Get your plan together well before springing it to the land lord.

I see Seymour so I am guessing that is where you are Steve. If so, I did a job in Austin, IN so I know right where you are. Austin is 2 hours from me and just south of you. Stayed in Scottsburg while working there. Am I in the right area?
 

Doug Doty

Burning Hunk
I just slide up the bottom half, made a 18x36x5" plug in my case and put a thimble through it, then slide the section back dow tight on top of it. You will have to seal the overlap with a top or bottom half slid open.
 

Doug Doty

Burning Hunk
hey, Steve, madison In. here.
 

Bioburner

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Aug 4, 2012
7,317
West central Mn
I have seen several temporary stove installs. Couple with hearths on movers dollies. Mostly in shops though. A bit of good cabinetry skills to make the window fitment tight and well insulated. But if it's a long term I would try and swing a more permanent install. Maybe nicer used stove too. Seems the market is a little softer with cheaper heating fuel temporarily I am sure. What part of southern Indiana? Hope to go through to KY in early April. Love the dogwood and tulip trees blooming.
 

Doug Doty

Burning Hunk
Since retiring I have sold my home and downsized to a smaller 1200 sq. ft. cape cod type two story in what will be a long-term rental home. I would like to install a pellet stove but I'm not so sure my landlord will be open to me cutting a hole in the side of his house..
What I would like to do is to remove or open the window and run the exhaust out there in the winter, then put it back to normal in the spring? I could keep the stove right where it was but so I don't lose the window, I would perhaps make something that could be converted back-and-forth. I'm sure I could design something that could be heat-resistant in order to sell the idea to my landlord. My question to all you folks is: Is this idea feasible? It would require a 90 degree from the back of the stove (55-TRPEP), a straight off of that up about 24" to another 90 degree and then a horizontal straight out about 24" with a clean-out T, and then a vertical up about 4' to the termination point. Any help/advice will be great appreciated.
Making sure he understands how pellets stoves get used and fueled as opposed to opening wood stoves to stoke their fire.
 

seymoursteve

New Member
Jan 14, 2015
11
Southern Indiana
If the code folks will allow it, it's certainly doable safely.

You could whip up an "Adapter" piece to fill and seal the window opening that would allow the pipe egress.
As long as I run the vertical pipe on the outside above the window frame, I don't see that they will have any issues.
I would double check with your landlord, if he/she is nice they may even pay you back for the stove/installation. Pellet stoves don't have the insurance stigma that woodstoves do and will add value to the home often without increasing insurance rates.
 

seymoursteve

New Member
Jan 14, 2015
11
Southern Indiana
What type of window is in the opening? Wood, vinyl, ? Is it a double hung, single hung, casement? I think something simple, inexpensive and easy could be devised that could be used seasonally as you want with the right set up and maintain an air tight seal also for the cold heating season. I have some ideas and am sure others here will also. Get your plan together well before springing it to the land lord.

I see Seymour so I am guessing that is where you are Steve. If so, I did a job in Austin, IN so I know right where you are. Austin is 2 hours from me and just south of you. Stayed in Scottsburg while working there. Am I in the right area?
Yep..Seymour, Indiana it is. About 4 miles north. It is a double hung window that I can just remove the lower and immobilize the upper.
 
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seymoursteve

New Member
Jan 14, 2015
11
Southern Indiana
I have seen several temporary stove installs. Couple with hearths on movers dollies. Mostly in shops though. A bit of good cabinetry skills to make the window fitment tight and well insulated. But if it's a long term I would try and swing a more permanent install. Maybe nicer used stove too. Seems the market is a little softer with cheaper heating fuel temporarily I am sure. What part of southern Indiana? Hope to go through to KY in early April. Love the dogwood and tulip trees blooming.
Seymour, Indiana to be exact...about an hour north of Louisville. I have been in touch with Mike at Englander and also Andy at AMFM Energy and will most likely going with the Timber Ridge 55-TRPEP with a thermostat so I will have on/off capability.
 

seymoursteve

New Member
Jan 14, 2015
11
Southern Indiana
I wish to thank you all for your help/advice. It appears that as long as I go above the window with the outside vertical..it should all be fine. I am in Seymour, Indiana as many of you have guessed and it will be in a double hung window. I will just remove the bottom sash and immobilize the upper and make up a plate that will enclose the thimble plate and also the OAK. I wish to also thank Mike at Englander and Andy at AMFM Energy for all of the advice and recommendations. It appears that I will be going with the Timber Ridge 55-TREP with a thermostat that will give me on/off capability. Thanks again to all.
 
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