I'm still waiting on the cold air return to come in from Vogelzang. Not sure how long it takes to ship, but hopefully it will be here by the end of this week.
Hey Greg... they are located out near you... Feel like picking it up and flying it over to me on one of your trips?
Vogelzang is located at: 400 West 17th Street, Holland, MI 49423. Familiar where that is?
Greg.... I don't think that I want to spend the time or money switching the chimney over to 8" id. The 6" chimney I have now is double wall insulated and 24' high. It cost me $78.00 per 3' section and if I go to 8" it's around $100.00 per 3' section. That's money that I don't have or want to spend right now.
With all of the problems with bituminous I think that I'm going strictly anthracite next year!! It's a little more than double the price, but sounds worth the extra price. I can get bituminous for $68.00 a ton and they want $200.00 for anthracite. Anybody in the Beaver County (15001) or surrounding area know where to get it cheaper? Not sure if they have price breaks in the summer or not, but doesn't seem like they do.
KTM...That smoke hood seems like a neat idea but a lot of work to hook up if it needs to be exhausted outside the house?
Berlin...I'll have some pics tomorrow of the outside of the chimney. I got home today and it was too dark to take the pics. As far as the cold air return I don't think that I can hook it into my cold air return throughout the house because I have the furnace fan already pulling air from that. Might have to try to pull air from somewhere else inside of the room.
I'm really glad that all of you guys are on here!!! You all have a wealth of knowledge and not sure what I would do if this site was not here!!! Your help and comments are much appreciated