Power Vents for use with a Stoker

Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: jimker On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Hello,
I recently moved to a new house and brought my Harman Magnum Stoker with me. Since no chimney currently exists, I wanted to know if I could install and use power vent on the side of my house.

Jim
jimker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum Stoker

Re: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:14 pm

Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: jim d On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:15 pm

Yes
jim d
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska//coaljck
Stove/Furnace Model: liberty// cj3

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: jimker On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:51 pm



I read the link and found it helpful. Thank you! I have another question - and am not sure whether it is dumb...

The power vent is basically 4" which will work with my stove which is 85,000.00 BTUH. Can I run the flue pipe in 4" with a 4" barametric damper or must I keep it 6" and neck down at the power vent.

Jim
jimker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum Stoker

Re: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:07 pm

There are 2 different type of Power assisted vents.

POWER VENT mounts on the outside of your house and pulls the exhaust out thru a 6" pipe and you can have a standard 6" baro damper.

DIRECT VENTS mounts directly on the Stove (Like keystokers) and pushes the exhaust fumes out typically thru a 4" pipe. You have to make sure you seal the pipes good.

There are numerous threads on DIRECT VENT vs POWER VENT.
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: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: jimker On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:12 pm

Thank you WNY. I will read through them.

Jim
jimker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum Stoker

Re: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:01 pm

I'll add to what WNY stated:
No barometric damper allowed (or needed) in a direct vent system.
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Power Vents for use with a Stoker

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:40 pm

CoaLen wrote:I'll add to what WNY stated:
No barometric damper allowed (or needed) in a direct vent system.


Draft is still very important to be measured and controlled. There are pro's and con's to both systems. You are still always better off with a properly installed chimney be it masonry or SS.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Visit Lehigh Anthracite