Power Vent

Power Vent

PostBy: Natas On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:58 pm

I am new to coal and recently bought a house with a Keystoker A120 furnace installed by the previous owner.

now the problem i am having is the chimney is made intirely of brick and morter there is no liner in it at all.i had the chimney inspected & cleaned at the end of last summer and was told that i would need to replace the chimney within the next 1-3 years.the problem with replacing it is it runs threw the center of the house from the basement to the roof inside the walls.some people told me to put in a liner but i was told that the iner demension of the chimney would not allow for me to install any type of liner since the interion demensions are 10 3/4in x 5 /34in i was also told i shouldn't be running the coal furnace threw my chimney.

what i would like to do is run a pewer vent system but i would need something i could install myself.i do have a fair amount of skills to do a profesional job but just can't find the info i need to do the job.

if anyone can help i would be gratefull
Natas
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120

Re: Power Vent

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:08 pm

I believe they do make OVAL Chimney liners, that would probably fit yours.

Yes, you can put in a power vent, http://www.Fieldcontrols.com you can see how they are installed, they have manuals online.
http://www.fieldcontrols.com/venting.php

ON some keystoker models they offer a DIRECT VENT, which mounts directly to the stove, and exhausts out a 4" pipe to the outside.

A POWER VENT mounts it to the outside, and running the pipe to the stove and power to the powervent, you also need a flue switch on the stove, in case the venter fails it will shut the stove down. Probably run you $400-500+ depending.

Do a search on Power Vent on here, to get some ideas.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Power Vent

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:12 pm

If the chimney is structurally sound you are good to go...
No loose bricks or soft mortar...
No liner needed for a coal appliance...
Do a search here on S/S liners and brick chimneys...
Some people will try to sell you things you do not need...
Always get a third opinion...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove


Re: Power Vent

PostBy: Natas On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:12 pm

i have found in the attic that the bricks are actually starting to flake and the mortor is starting to act like dried tuoothpaste.
Natas
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120

Re: Power Vent

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:17 pm

Have a qualified mason look at it...
It should be able to be repaired...
The sweeps are usually just looking for the quick sale...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Power Vent

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:15 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Have a qualified mason look at it...
It should be able to be repaired...
The sweeps are usually just looking for the quick sale...

I concur. If the chimney has a good draft, I would use it. Anyone that says you need a S/S liner needs your money more than you do.
Anyone ever notice the guy selling these very expensive installations never tells you you'll need to replace it because the coal will eat it?
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea


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