Power Vent near window

Power Vent near window

PostBy: Kendrickson On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:45 pm

I planning to purchase a used Leisure LIne Pioneer and have several questions about the power vent. I know that the power vent is supposed to be located 4 feet away from the window, but is this still a requirement if the window is a permanently closed and sealed window? My house seems to be purposefully designed to prevent the installation of a chimney, or the convenient location of a power vent. It would be much easier for me to place the stove if the power vent could go closer to the window. My second question depends on the answer to the first, but here it is: Does it matter significantly if the reducer (from 6inch to 4inch) for the stove pipe is placed at the stove or placed at the power vent? If it is placed at the stove it would mean a 3 foot run in 4 inch pipe to the power vent. Also, would a baro damper in 4 inch pipe operate differently from one in 6 inch pipe? I would think that my manometer readings would need to be taken from 6 inch pipe in order to get the proper reading. I would appreciate any help I can receive because this stove MUST work in my house...oil is simply beyond my budget this year. Thanks!
Kendrickson
 

Re: Power Vent near window

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:43 pm

I think the 4inch is inside the 6 inch pipe on mine. You don't want the hot pipe touching a wall or anything.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Power Vent near window

PostBy: Steve.N On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:58 pm

The thing you must remember is that coal generates carbon monxide and if the window is leaky you face the posibility of drawing gases into your house. Thats why the restriction to placing the flue too close to a window or door. If the flue is close to a window you can always add a short vertical pipe section to get the gases farther away. In any event invest in a good co detector.
Steve.N
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
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Re: Power Vent near window

PostBy: pvolcko On: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:46 pm

I believe running as much 6" flue pipe as possible would be best. This is usually because the 6" pipe, particularly on long horizontal runs, will tend to clog less frequently than the 4".
pvolcko
 

Re: Power Vent near window

PostBy: Kendrickson On: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:57 pm

I did find where the code was updated to say "operable window" instead of just "window". Since my window does not open, I should be within code to have the venter less than 4 feet away.
Kendrickson