outside air ?

Re: outside air ?

PostBy: mjsimpson2 On: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:25 pm

I asked the inspector if I could do it that way but he said I have to attach it to the inlet. The other end will be protected from anything getting into it so I'm not worried about attaching it directly. Is there some kind of flange to attach the flex to the housing?

Thanks
Matt
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Re: outside air ?

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:49 pm

What do u guys suggest as a material to use to put over the outside pipe. Should I use window scrrening or like a chicken wire or something else?
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Re: outside air ?

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:26 pm

mjsimpson2 wrote: Is there some kind of flange to attach the flex to the housing?

I used a 3" galvanized starter collar that I bought at the hardware store.


traderfjp wrote:What do u guys suggest as a material to use to put over the outside pipe. Should I use window scrrening or like a chicken wire or something else?


I bought a cheap dryer vent that does not have a flapper in it and has a plastic hood with a removable plastic grid with 3/8 x 3/8 holes in it. I would not use window screen because it can ice up because of the small holes. When winter finally sets in I even remove the plastic grid from mine just in case. When I shut my stove down for the year I reinstall the plastic grid with a plastic sandwich bag on it to keep the bees and bugs out during the summer.
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Re: outside air ?

PostBy: mjsimpson2 On: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:39 pm

Thanks for the help people. I'm getting closer to saving money with my coal stove.

Matt
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Re: outside air ?

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:42 am

For anybody using pvc for your inlet, you could use a pvc cap and just drill a bunch of 1/16" or 1/8" holes into it. This will keep out the critters and most of the insects. I did this for my vent for the drains in my house. Everything stopped working and I found the problem was squirrels filled the thing with walnuts blocking air flow. I replaced it with pvc and cap. Only problem I had after that was in winter during a freezing rain, the rain froze over the top and everything stopped flowing again. I don't know if freezing rain would be an issue on an air intake for a coal burner being its horizontal. I guess if you put an elbow on it and turned it down it wouldn't be an issue.

Jeff
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Re: outside air ?

PostBy: Mossy Beard On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:48 am

I used a 2" pvc cap drilled as well. I then cut a piece of "metal" window screen and jamed it up in the cap.
Outside, I turned the pipe up with a 90 and put a short riser piece on. ( about 2.5' above grade) Then at the top of the riser I put on the "u bend" portion of a 2" P-trap, looking back down at the ground. ( no rain ,ice or snow build up)

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Re: outside air ?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:09 pm

Some new members are inquiring about outside air..

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Greg L
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