Crazy Chimney Idea

Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: sebring On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:47 pm

Thought I would ask this question to you guys first to see your thoughts. I have a coal stove and a wood stove in the basement. I am fed up with loosing so much heat in the basement and want to move a stove to the first floor.

My chimney is probably the first chimney made in america. No brick, no terracotta, just PA field stone. 30' high. So I go to the first floor to remove a stone that looks like it doesnt support anything above it, and right behind it is another big stone. No way to remove it. So I am not going to be able to use the first floor now, or am I ??

Here's my idea. Put the stove on the first floor. But run the exhaust immediately DOWN to the basement hole. About 4' down in total. The only reason I think this could work is from reading on the baseburners, and how they direct the exhaust down around the stove then back out.

Does anyone think this could work? Would save me lots of money on an exterior SS chimney.
sebring
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: mark 3

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: echos67 On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:13 pm

I dont think I would even consider that, a baseheater is not ran in baseheating mode all the time.
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:36 pm

Sorry Sebring but I think the title of this thread says it all.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal


Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: beemerboy On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:37 pm

I would tend to believe that there wouldn't be enough draft to overcome the initial 4' drop, especially when starting the fire.

Did you try making a hole further up or down in the area you want to tie in?
beemerboy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
Stove/Furnace Model: Hannover 1

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:56 pm

What type of stone ? Can you use a masonry drill/rotohammer to start working a hole for a thimble ? It would take alot of time,but it'd be alot less cash than high quality stainless chimney pipe and hardware. Drill and chip as you go,but do be careful of having that stove going in the basement. Please don't try to duct exhaust downward....I'm askin' nice...
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: sebring On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:18 pm

I'll try the drill and chip method...lol
sebring
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: mark 3

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:26 pm

beemerboy wrote:I would tend to believe that there wouldn't be enough draft to overcome the initial 4' drop, especially when starting the fire.

Did you try making a hole further up or down in the area you want to tie in?


Would one of these compensate?
http://www.tjernlund.com/retail/rooftop_chimney_fan.htm
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:24 am

Hi guys,did you see the price of that thing? Amazon has the one you linked to for $1452.00 :shock: and if you ever lost power you may lose your draft to.
Coalkirk I second that.By guys Keepaeyeonit.
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:16 am

ValterBorges wrote:Would one of these compensate?
http://www.tjernlund.com/retail/rooftop_chimney_fan.htm

Gadzooks that is pricey! Even if it worked the stovepipe going down and then back up would act like a P trap on a sink. The stovepipe would collect ash and choke in a short time.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Crazy Chimney Idea

PostBy: buck24 On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:23 pm

I don't think it is a good idea. That would be like playing russian roulette with a stove. Do it right to feel safe.
buck24
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite