flue hookup

flue hookup

PostBy: ken On: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:03 am

hi everybody. i have 2 choices to run my flue. #1 - direct vent , which would give me great air flow though out the 1st floor. i'm going to seal off the upstairs. the 1st floor is 1,200 sqf. the ceiling in open from the front of the house to the rear. no headers anywhere , just ceiling. so if i put the unit in the corner about 6' from the front door 2 ft from the wall , i should get great air flow with a 265 cfm blower and turn my kitchen fan on low , reverse. the kitchen is in the back of the house. #2 - tie into my chimney. i have a 6'' stainless steel liner. in the basement i have an oil boiler and a wood burner hooked up to T at the bottom. boiler has a barometeric damper , the wood burner has just a damper. been running it like this for over 8 years , with no problems. now the chimney flue is about 8''X14''. the chimney is about a 1/4 in to the house. :idea: lol i was thinking of cutting a hole in it and hooking up the unit there , just to the flue. the unit will blow to a wall about 12' away. i will have to use some floor fans to move the heat. i need your ideas on 1 or the other. thank you
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

PostBy: coal_kid On: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:36 pm

I think you should go to with direct vent. If codes enforcement or your home owners insurance company seen you having two solid fuel devices hooked to the same chimney your oil burner is on... you would probably here about it.

I’ve been told that oil furnaces and wood burners are a big no-no. There is more than just carbon dioxide and monoxide going out an oil burners chimney, there is hot black soot. Mixed with creosote. It’s a chimney fire waiting to happen.

There are all sorta of fans you can get. I like the corner door fans they make for moving air.

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PostBy: ken On: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:33 pm

thanks Coal Kid. myself and a friend where discussing the best way to go. the direct vent cost more to buy , but in the long run it would be the best route. as far as the oil boiler and wood burner i know it's not the best set up. i have the chimney cleaned every summer. no problems yet.
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent


PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:05 pm

Being schizophrenic/paranoid about chimney fires I would clean your chimney for the last time and hook up the coal stove and the oil burner to the same flue (against code, but perfectly safe if common sense is used in my opinion) and put up a metalbestos or similar fabricated chimney to be used by the wood stove only. Depending on how high your roof is it might be cheaper to buy a metal chimney than a direct vent for the coal stove and you will eliminate all the problems that can arise with the direct vent system (for the record: opinions vary widely on these things, I have no experience at all with them but I simply don't trust a fan and an electric motor to keep me and my family alive) )
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520