Hi new to the forum. I have a LL Hearth that I am trying to hook up in my new home. I previously had it installed in my old fireplace using the existing chimney, and it worked great. since I do not currently have access to a chimney I decided to give the powervent a whirl. So I have the PV, I have the Baro, I have the WMO-1 safety switch, and I have the stove. Should be easy.....well I do have some confusion, that is not easily answered from the instruction manual, or purusing the forums:
1. The PV is a 6" with a 4" inner, do I need to reduce from the 6" stovepipe to the 4" at the PV inlet (End cap) or just butt the 6" to the end cap. It would seem to me a reducer would be necessary or flue gases would escape. Just looking to verify, and any good methods as I cannot seem to find a stovepipe 6-4 reducer readily available
2. It seems that no body is using a control kit, as the PV would need to run constantly with the stove, I plan on gettting a rheostat (recomendations anyone?) to control the PV, does the pressure tube come into play here? do I just remove it? if so do I need to close the entry hole on the outside jacket?
3. The WMO-1 safety switch, I have this set up as basically a "GFI" to the stove power supply so if the PV goes down the safety switch will trip out the stove, is this correct?
Sorry for the lengthy post, the chimney method seemed so much easier "Plug and Play" type install.
Any help is appreciated