Hi everyone. Mark here from Niagara NY. I joined NEPA back in '08 when I bought an AA 130. I was readying myself for the overhaul and install, but then had a small house fire before I could get my AA130 installed. Long story short, we ended up moving down the road and I am just getting around to installing the boiler in our "new" old home. I am restoring it and rebuilding it as best I can, but I am pretty much a novice at all of this. I have been reading quite a bit online here at NEPA and I appreciate all the shared advice and wisdom---you guys do some impressive work!
I am going to have a lot of questions I suppose, and I would appreciate any help you might be able to offer very much. You were all a lot of help when I was learning what boiler to buy back in '08.
Well, here is the first of what may be many questions: I have read some posts regarding the AA flue/chimney set up. I have the manual, and I read about the 5" to T up to 6" with R draft control unit (I read this thread--[AHS S130 : Barometric Damper and Flue diameter question] by lsayre http://nepacrossroads.com/about19627.html)
. My problem is
that the chimney I have is built in such a way that the entrance where the T would go is 24" from the tile plane inside the chimney. Add to that some foundation that is in the way and I would say that as-is the closest I could get the T to the liner of the chimney is about 3 feet. Will this work OK? The AA manual calls for 9" from center of T to liner of chimney.One other related question:
Does it matter how long my horizontal run is from the top of the boiler to the T? The manual seems to suggest that it does not...just says use minimum of bends and an upward pitch. Where I would like to put the boiler places the smoke collar 12 feet from the chimney.
Here are some pics of the chimney in my basement. The cinder block to right of hole is base of second flue which is chimney for a fireplace in floor just above this area.
What do you guys think?