Outside Air Source?

Post Reply
 
Greenleaf
Member
Posts: 178
Joined: Sun. Jan. 07, 2024 7:09 pm
Location: Ashland ohio
Stoker Coal Boiler: No
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: No
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: No
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: No
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Yes
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: No
Baseburners & Antiques: Yes
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood

Post by Greenleaf » Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 8:55 am

Popular for airtight wood burners. I dont see discussion concerning the topic of outside air source for coal heating applications. Perhaps I have missed it (??)
Is that not a thing for coal appliances? I understand its not exactly easy for a vintage heater with the air supplies on the two doors but a contemporary heating appliance/air tight, with the only air source the intake at rear of the firebox. That seems to be warranted ( easily adapted) to such an appliance. Perhaps not. Sure would alleviate some of my issues with a seemingly air tight home.

 
User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 18138
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Location: Chazy, NY
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Jr

Post by Rob R. » Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 9:06 am

I am not aware of any coal stoves that have a provision to directly connect to an outside air source. If I had to guess I would say it is because most coal stoves were developed long before homes were tight enough to even worry about adequate combustion air.

In my basement I have just have an outside air vent that drops down about a foot from the floor.

 
nut
Member
Posts: 1681
Joined: Wed. Aug. 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Location: NEPA
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: electric

Post by nut » Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 9:09 am

Rob R. wrote:
Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 9:06 am
I am not aware of any coal stoves that have a provision to directly connect to an outside air source. If I had to guess I would say it is because most coal stoves were developed long before homes were tight enough to even worry about adequate combustion air.

In my basement I have just have an outside air vent that drops down about a foot from the floor.
Do you feel cold air coming into the basement through the pipe? Does it drop the surrounding temperature?


 
User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 18138
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Location: Chazy, NY
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Jr

Post by Rob R. » Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 9:55 am

I ended the vent in a 5 gallon pail for a thermal trap. It is a bit cooler in that corner, but it is just an area we use for storage.

 
nut
Member
Posts: 1681
Joined: Wed. Aug. 28, 2019 1:54 pm
Location: NEPA
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: electric

Post by nut » Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 10:11 am

Rob R. wrote:
Sat. Feb. 17, 2024 9:55 am
I ended the vent in a 5 gallon pail for a thermal trap. It is a bit cooler in that corner, but it is just an area we use for storage.
I never heard of the 5 gallon pail method. Would it be beneficial to terminate it near the stove to keep the path direct?

Post Reply

Return to “Coal News & General Coal Discussions”