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Chimney for Pellet Stove?

Posted by mtnman2 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 16, 08 at 11:28

I am considering purchasing a Harmon P68 Pellet stove. Can these stoves be vented into an existing masonry chimney? Some people have told me that I have to run pellet vent all the way up my existing chimney. They are claiming that the stove cannot push the exhaust out a regular sized chimney. The chimney has an excellent draw. I have a two story house, and probably 25 to 30 feet of chimney. I don't want to spend the money on the vent pipe if I don't need too. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!


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RE: Chimney for Pellet Stove?

The advice you have been given is very likely correct. Most fireplace flues are grossly oversized for a pellet stove, and a chimney liner to reduce that and properly vent the pellet stove is almost certainly specified in the installation standards for the stove. Your dealer should be happy to point that out to you in the manual for the stove if you ask.

And it doesn't mattter how well your fireplace vents.

Sorry --- there is a huge difference between your fireplace and the stove, and this is reflected in different requirements for venting the combustion products.


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