been a while since i have posted, as i currently am not running a stove, i moved into a different house last
spring, with no coal stove... yet.
My thoughts are to have one, hate hate hate paying for LP gas.....
the new house has a forced air lp furnace, and due to some shoddy finishing of the
2nd floor of this house there is quite a bit of leaking going on with regard to
cold air getting in upstairs. Some day i will try to address that also, as it is
a cape cod and it's noted for being a problem up there.
back to the stove.
in the basement, there are several rooms finished off, with drop cielings etc. I am thinking
of opening 1 of those rooms up, making it a larger general basement area, similar to a game
room/bar/man cave whatever. It will also have direct access to the basement stairway, although
for the moment the stairway is fully enclosed both sides.
With this new larger room, i would have enough space to fit in a stove, and I'm thinking of using the
Koker that would easily tie into the home's furnace ductwork. If I do this, i would have to direct
vent as there is no chimney in the house. This particular room is on the NorthEast corner of the basement,
which means in a day like today, typical winter day with northwest winds of 30-40 mph are common.
Will a direct vent stove like the Keystone Koker have issues while trying to vent into a strong wind?
the house sits at 1500 ft elevation, so yea, it's windy. Years ago had an issue with a direct vent furnace
in the blizzard of 93 where the strong unforgiving east wind kept tripping my boiler's burner off
due to wind affecting the pressure switch that was monitoring for positive draft.
My concern is will that happen with a direct vent coal stove as it did with that boiler?
If so i'll have to come up with plan B