I have a LL Pioneer back vent stove and I am currently using the SWG power vent. I am replacing the motor which died after less than 3 years of use (no, I didn't use swg super lube - that's another issue)*. If this happens again I think I would consider switching to traditional metalbestos chimney if that was possible. The first question is, is this possible with back vent model? What are the pros and cons? Do I have need a vertical rise inside or could I go directly outside using the same hole in the wall. The current vent pipe has only about a 2 inch rise to the wall to get over the baseboard.
I love the heat produced by my coal stove but I hate replacing blower fans. I've already had to replace the combustion fan as well.
*If they are going to require that you use their own special oil, Field Controls or Leisure Line ought to include a bottle of it with every power vent and tack on $15 rather than make you find it somewhere online for $16 plus shipping.