New vent for coal through a wall

New vent for coal through a wall

PostBy: mogul397 On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:05 pm

Hi,

I am considering getting a coal stoker (already ordered a leisure pioneer and will get it in Feb, supposedly).

I finally found the best place to install the stove. It is through the back wall of the house.

I am now learning about using a power vent ($550 so I am told) or putting in a full stack ($1500) on
te side of the house.

Are they kidding? It is going to cost me as much to install the thing as it is to buy it. (And I haven't included the hearth
pad yet)

Does anyone have any words of wisdom? They say it shouldn't be direct vent???

I am just learning all this.

Thanks

Alan
yasu3@verizon.net
mogul397
 
Stove/Furnace Make: none yet
Stove/Furnace Model: none yet

Re: New vent for coal through a wall

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:17 pm

Go with the masonry chimney. It will last forever, you wont lose your fire due to a power failure, No noise, a PV will be running 24/7 throughout the long heating season. I'm probably forgetting something but a PV is fine for a regular furnace that cycle on/off but terrible for a coal appliance that's on 24/7.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: New vent for coal through a wall

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:01 pm

If you can swing the payment the chimney will be cheaper in the long run. The powerventer will cost every month and eventually will die. Chimneys don't die, they're dead to begin with & just sit there forever. About the time you buy the second powerventer you'll wish you'd have built the chimney 9 yrs ago.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: New vent for coal through a wall

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:31 pm

Meant to ask you about your avatar Freddy........Why did you select a picture of Adolf Hitler, in a T-shirt holding a dog? :P

Haben zee mein hunt?
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: New vent for coal through a wall

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:32 pm

If you can afford to build a masonry chimney then that's the way to go, you build it once and it'll last forever. Second would be a SS chimney that will last 10-20 years and need to be replaced. Third and last or if you are on a tight budget go with a power vent, it's the cheapest up front but you'll be cleaning it more and paying to use it until you can replace it with a real chimney.
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School