Shut down my hyfire 2 today for a good cleaning as the weather was so warm. Noticed the gasket around the firebox door glass is starting to come out. Is this a custom part or can any gasket be used, if so what size and should it be cemented in?
My hyfire is an older unit with an 8 inch convection output, I have a Y adapter with two 6 inch pipes coming off of that to two registers in the main room of the house. The stove is in the basement. I know this is probably not the best set up to get the max out of the stove but I dont have a lot of options. I live in a pre civil war farm house. Would i realize any gain by installing the jacket for this stove. At the most I could do is put 8 inch pipes off the stove to 6 inch pipes when they run between the stone wall and the floor joists to the registers. The walls on this house are 24 inch layed up stone, I dont have a lot of room. I could somehow come off the 14 inch vent on the jacket to two 8 inch lines, put 8 inch in line fans in the larger pipe. How much would the CFM (512) of these fans drop when they were necked down to the 6 inch pipe? Would I still leave the stoves 2 fans in place? Or would all this be wasting time and money?
Thanks for any input.