Pioneer Install Questions

Pioneer Install Questions

PostBy: SteelerCoal On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:09 pm

Jerry,

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.
SteelerCoal
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent

Re: Pioneer Install Questions

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:26 pm

Hi N2C,
The clearance from the hopper to combustables is 2". Your in good shape. Don't get the stove so tight to the wall that you can't put coal in it. Leave a little room to work. The stainless chimney is the way to go. I'm not a big PV guy, and natural draft is always best. Save the extra bucks in elect.
Thanks for your purchase,
Jerry :D
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Re: Pioneer Install Questions

PostBy: spc On: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:06 pm

As Jerry said make sure you leave enough room to fill the hopper. Being a top vent the stove pipe & baro damper are in front of the hopper so filling has to be done on the side. This is my stove in the corner of my living room & I have enough room to fill the hopper with the 5 gal. homemade coal hod, works great.

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Re: Pioneer Install Questions

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:24 pm

Hi Stephen,
Your install looks great. You should be very proud of your workmanship.
Jerry
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