I was so lucky to find a man in Carbondale who referred me to this forum...great stuff!
although I am a woman (and the brains) just joking, guys...
of the household.. (my hubbys blind) Im also the worrywort.
I tried to get set for the winter and went to Keystoker stores. Called everywhere and the waiting was between 12-20 weeks. Luckily I found a used, taken care of, year and 1/2 one in the classifides for a great price.
My need is to keep my family warm this winter. Having oil last winter was 600. every month and that was on 62.. so it's back to basics.!
(that's just a little about me)
now about the stove.
I have read thru the forum but if I dont ask the question directly... I'll get confused.
I got a 90,000 BTU Keystoker, 6 inch connection vent with a direct vent.
having a direct vent, do I still need a power vent? Im thinking not.
also..(although I have the owners manuel)
what are the specs (where) am I supposed to put this in my basement? (my chimney uses the oil furnace)
I have 16 windows in my home eventhough its 1500 sq.feet. every side has at least 4-6 windows.
I was hoping to put it out the side of my home where I have a dog kennel fenced in (12x16) but it has a gate.
I know I have to go thru the foundation which is as high as the basement window..(maybe 3 feet or 4 from the ground)
and the stoker has to go 3 feet from a cornor of the house??? (correct?)
How high does the chimney need to be with using a direct vent? could it be just above the bottom of the first floor windows and 3 feet from the upstairs windows? (it's a cape type home)
I would be so appreciative of any help/specs or ideas that anyone has.
It seems that if I call a dealer and tell them I bought it elsewhere they want nothing to do with it..and who could blame them with liability issues these days.?
as I said, this forum was brought to my attention (thank God!)
and advice on setting it up would be appreciated...GREATLY!
(coal questions are soon to come!)
wish me luck, guys.
Thanks so much for having this place for do-it-yourselfers like myself.
Clueless in the valley...