Direct Vent Question

Direct Vent Question

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:26 am

Does a direct vent system have to exit the stove and go directly through the wall to the outside or can some piping be used?

I'm considering installing a second coal burner in the cellar to warm the place up (It can get down to the upper 50's in the winter) with a hot water coil to help keep the oil-fired hot water heater from running.

I don't have access to the flue for the furnaces, there are two oil burning appliances running into it now and I don't want to run a 3rd, esp. with a different type of combustion.

Building another chimney is not an option, I have very little room between the top of the foundation and the bottom plate as well, I'd have to box in part of the window opening.

Any advise?
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:14 am

I would think it would be a problem as long as you don't go too far with the piping....you may loose some velocity to exhaust the gases. OR get a Power Vent that mounts outside and pull the exhaust out of the stove.

Do a search on here for Direct Vent, many of us either have it setup that way or going to.

Here are a couple threads on the topic.

Keystoker direct vent

Power vent with piping (Some of the pics are missing) but you get the idea.
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: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:40 pm

I'll check out those threads. A power vent that goes outside is what I had in mind.

Thanks.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:49 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I'll check out those threads. A power vent that goes outside is what I had in mind.

Thanks.
Hey wood Don't forget about a Generator Or a U.P.C. Battery back up Incase of Power outages you need will need one or the other to pull the air & Fuems out if not you will have CO02 filling up your house Just thinking of you and the family :D
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:09 pm

I have a generator, but it's a portable, so I'd be more comfortable with the battery for the UPS, in the event I am not at home when the power fails. I'm looking at all the options, it doesn't have to be right away, I can always set it up for next winter. I have plenty to do in the meantime (as usual).
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:35 pm

I have never had a problem when the power went out, the stove pretty much goes out and never had the CO go off. I do have a UPS that keeps it up for a little bit..
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: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:48 pm

There is Always The First Time And It could be the last Time Always Think of The unexpected When you stop That"s when
it will Happened Then it will be to late
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Direct Vent Question

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:02 pm

Well, the only item I never addressed after the Great Flood was the kerosene heater, which was completely submerged. The problem was I never emptied it, the tank was almost empty, so it filled with water. I could save it, but it's 18 years old and the tank doesn't look too swift, so I scrapped it.

Now I can continue with my evil plan to get a coal burner into the cellar! (sinister laugh and wringing of hands) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert