I have a Pioneer Top Vent on order (ordered in the middle of June from a local dealer in Honesdale area, so hopefully I ordered it early enough
), and I'm trying to decide between power venting it and installing a Stainless Steel Chimney. If I go the chimney route, I'd want to locate the stove in the corner of my finished basement. My questions are:
#1. If the stove is in the corner, what are the clearances I'd need from the stove to the side walls? I see on the LL website that it is 12" from the stove to the wall on a standard install. But on a corner install, since the hopper is on the back of the stove there is a built in "buffer" there. So, I guess what I'm asking is, since the hopper would be the closest part of the stove to the wall in a corner installation, is it still a 12" clearance that I would need from the hopper to the wall?
#2. Do you have any advice on going with a Stainless Steel chimney with the Pioneer? I'd be going up through the ceiling of my basement, into the first floor of the house, and up through the roof. So, it would be a straight vertical run with the pipe from the stove on up through the roof. Any issues with draft I'd encounter with a straight shot like that? Do you see any problems with this type of install?
Thanks Jerry. I think it's great that you take the time to answer questions from your customers on this forum.