Fresh air return install

Fresh air return install

PostBy: smith10210 On: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:50 pm

I did it for my combustion motor last winter and i just finished hooking the convention blower on my pioneer to the cold air return of my furnace.. I used 5" pipe and than went up to 6" in the basement.My tab placement was off a tad it was hard to get the piping to bend and clear the hearth wall, the bottom screw not shown lined up perfect and the rest held it enough that it seems secure. It did slightly decrease the air speed of the stove but it was hardly noticeable. It is defiantly drawing some air on the cold air return ducts now just a little i used a napkin to try it... I think it can only help draw some of that cold air out of the bedroom and living room where the cold air returns are... I put some pics of last winters project up also might help someone out :)
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smith10210
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Fresh air return install

PostBy: spc On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:19 pm

smith10210 wrote:it was hard to get the piping to bend and clear the hearth wall

I read of a forum member relocating the convection blower to his basement right below the stove & ducting up to the stove. Blower noise was significantly reduced.
Last edited by spc on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.
spc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Fresh air return install

PostBy: smith10210 On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:41 pm

spc wrote:
smith10210 wrote:it was hard to get the piping to bend and clear the hearth wall

I read of a forum member relocating the convection blower to his basement right below the stove & ducting up to the stove. Blower noise was significantly reduced.

Thats funny you mentioned that when i was doing this project that post came to mind it was a few pages back if i remember correctly..
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

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Re: Fresh air return install

PostBy: spc On: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:43 pm

Found it:
Was ready to buy a stoker stove

There are probably more.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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