Alternate Power Supply for a Direct Vent

alternate power supply for a direct vent

PostBy: boxerbabee On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:49 pm

im just wondering

if Im using my electricity to power my coal stoker and the direct vent
what happens if the power goes out in the middle of the night???

sure, I bought 2 co2 detectors
shouldnt I have an alternate plan to keep the direct vent working??
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90/105

Re: alternate power supply for a direct vent

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:04 pm

If you do a search on Back up power supplies, etc...been discussed many times. Yes, if you have a back up power on the stove, you Definitely need something on the power vent to keep the fumes from backing up into the house. The stove should have a safety shutoff, if the power vent fails, it will stop the stove.

If you do not have backup power to the stove, the stove will go out pretty fast once no power is available to feed the fire. My direct vent Keystoker goes out within 10 mins or so after power goes out.

The stoves themselves are sealed pretty good, you may get some fumes out the baro (if you have one), but it shouldn't leak too much, since there is no flame with no combustion air no CO.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon