gambler wrote:If you are going to bring the fresh air pipe that close to the blower why not just attach it to the blower and use 100% outside air.
The reason i didn't attach it directly to the blower was: 1. Much easier not to hook up direct, would have to drill holes or make some kind of adapter for the combustion blower intake. 2. Seems to work fine as it is, there is quite a draw so that tells me it's working good. 3. Stove is brand new in warranty so didn't want to mess with it. 4. Easy to disconnect the entire intake to get to the motor to oil it and in the spring i plan on pulling the stove out a few feet to to clean and oil for it's summer hibernation. The reason i put the air intake in the first place was reading about it and it made sense that the house would be under a slight vacuum without it. My 1925 house does have lots of places for cold air to come in, didn't want it drawn in any more. I already have some vacuum as i am using a Panasonic 8" duct 70cfm fan in the bathroom to keep the moisture down. I was near the cellar door and i felt the cold air getting pulled in the kitchen under the door. To the other poster, that wire running out of the side is the fume switch, will shut the entire stove down if i lose my power veter for some reason.