What vent to use for through wall air intake?

What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: sauerzbr On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:33 am

For those of you that have piped your stoves to outside walls for air intake for the coal to use in burning process, what type of through wall vents are you using? I see a lot of pics here that show the dryer style hoses hooked from the stove and going toward the wall, but haven't seen any pics of what is being used to go through the wall and what it looks like on the outside.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Top Vent

Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:39 am

You could use the the dryer type angle vent, just remove the cover/flapper.

You could just put a piece of PVC pipe with and elbow turned down.

you could put a piece of wire mesh on it to keep the critters out.

A lot of different things can be done depending on the look you want on the outside.
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Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: sauerzbr On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:00 am

I'd like somthing that I can close off, sort of like a dryer vent in reverse or something with a valve of sorts. I know in off season with my basement flu, I have to stuff it with insulation or it feeds cold air into the basement. Unfortunately, there's nothing built into my flu to close it off like my wood fireplace.
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Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: ginski On: Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:53 pm

here's how it looks...
2" pvc with 3" flex.
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum stoker

Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: sauerzbr On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:37 am

Do you ever have problems during the offseason with cold air siphoning back down through your piping?

With my current stove, the cold air comes down the flu like an air conditioning system, it's amazing the amount of air flow from outside, so I have to stuff it with insulation, want to make sure I don't run into the same problem when I install a feed like yours....

Nice touch with Fire Extinguisher in the pic.... I have a few extra in the garage, going to make sure I have one in the area with the stove.....
sauerzbr
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Top Vent

Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: ginski On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:20 pm

when i disconnect the flex in the spring i'll just cap off the pvc.

just got a delivery of coal saturday - i wonder how much water i bought, it was soaking wet (haha). got my fan drying it off in the garage.

good luck drilling thru your wall!

tom
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Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: jimbo970 On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:36 am

curious tom , how many of those varrels holds a ton and how many barrels do you estimate you use per month or season. I have mine in barrels like thos and have drilled holes all around the bottom sides and bottom. I get coal in auguast so most of it is dry by coal seaon except som of the lower scoops. I have used 1.6 barrels in novemeber and about 2.5 barrels in december thus far heating a 1500 sq fool colonial brick home. I also travel some for work and have had the stove off for a week a few time during this time as well
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Re: What vent to use for through wall air intake?

PostBy: ginski On: Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:58 pm

4.5 to 5 barrels will hold 1 ton. i used 3 tons last year.

the rice won't flow down the chute to my coal bin which was built when i used nut in the back of the garage, so barrels was my only choice. oddly enough i find it much easier scooping it out of the barrels than shoveling it out of the coal bin. i'm going to demolish the bin & take advantage of the space it occupied. the coal bin use to ooze black soup for a week after a delivery, so i'm glad that's over. my coal guy has no problem bringing me a ton at a time, so it's working out. paid $190 for a ton delivered last saturday---$188 last year---not a bad increase.
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