SWG Powervent Install

SWG Powervent Install

PostBy: Hondaracer2oo4 On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:52 pm

So I have bought a reading Allegheny stove used to supplement my heating. My only choice is a power vent so I was planning to use the SWG to powervent out of the side of the house. I am planning on putting the stove in the living room which is the only place I can find to put it and that satisfies all of the instructions that I found on the installation manual on the Liesure Line site. I have a window on the wall which seems like reading the directions on the liesure line site says it has to be 48 inches from the window. If I got 48 inches from the window I have 13 inches left until the corner of the room. Will that be enough room between the double wall 4 inch that comes through the power vent and the wall to install? I know that I have to use double wall 6 inch which gives a minumum clearance of 6 inches to a wall but how big is the outer diameter of the double wall 6 inch? If I ad some type of air space will that reduce the clearance even more on the double wall 6 inch? Or how about I place a 90 elbow coming off of the double wall 4 inch and take it away from the wall? Is there a reducer available to hook the 4 inch double to 6 inch double? I know there is alot of questions in here but I have never done this before. The only other question I have is one the Alaska stoves website they sell the same kit as leisure line does and in there installation directions they state that the power vent needs to only be 1 foot away from a window horizontally. It says in the Leisure line instructions that its is 4 feet for a non direct vent. For direct vents it is 1 foot minimum from a window. They seem to think the directions are including a powervent when they say direct vent. I cant see why it wouldnt be the same thing, a direct vent is going to be pushing the gases out just like the power vent is going to so I cant see why a direct vent would have the 1 foot clearance and the powervent would require the same as a non direct vent. Just doesnt make sense to me! Here is the alaska swg manual---- http://www.townleycoal.com/pdfs/alaska_ ... manual.pdf

And here is Leisure Lines instructions at the bottom-- http://www.leisurelinestoves.com/

Thanks for the help!
Hondaracer2oo4
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Tri-Burner TRI-96
Stove/Furnace Model: Singlemotor convert w/coaltrol

Re: SWG Powervent Install

PostBy: vtec350 On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:31 pm

Here's a link to their site, scroll half way down and it tells you the distance from all openings and corners.

http://www.fieldcontrols.com/venting.php

Dave
vtec350
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: SWG Powervent Install

PostBy: Hondaracer2oo4 On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:37 pm

So It would seem like to me by what they have written that they are suggesting that the powervent needs to be 4 feet horizontally from a window. But why is that If it is a 'Direct Vent' It only needs to be 1 Foot? That doesn't seem to make much sense to me.
Hondaracer2oo4
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Tri-Burner TRI-96
Stove/Furnace Model: Singlemotor convert w/coaltrol


Re: SWG Powervent Install

PostBy: jpen1 On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:58 pm

direct vent is a different animal all together. The exhaust blower mounts to the back of the stove and pushes positively pressurized flue gases through the pipe. A powerventer has its blower motor on the outside of he home and drws the gases though the piping like an artificial chimney so to speak. That alaska maual from that townley outfit as been altered to read 1' clearance on the powerventer. My manual from alaska clearly states 4' for the dimension.
jpen1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: SWG Powervent Install

PostBy: Hondaracer2oo4 On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:12 pm

I did notice that on the manual someone had altered it. A direct vent works by mounting on the stove and pushing the flue gases out while the power vent draws them to the outlet, BUT why would a direct vent only require a 1 foot clearance from a window when a powervent requires 4 ft when they both do that same thing essentially?
Hondaracer2oo4
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Tri-Burner TRI-96
Stove/Furnace Model: Singlemotor convert w/coaltrol