Is This a Bad Idea?

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Post Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 10:53 am

Hi Guys

I want to vent my stove using a power vent out of the back of my garage. In the back of the garage I have a covered concrete slab that I just use for storage. The roof is framed with ruff cut and I have steel roofing over that. Three sides are open.

Is it a bad idea to run the power vent out this way? I don't have any experience with coal so not sure how smokey it gets, sparks etc..

If I ran it this way I would only need a few feet of pipe.

Thoughts??

Thanks

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Post Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 11:09 am

Anthracite does not produce any smoke so you don't have to be concerned about that. However, my understanding is putting a coal stove in a garage (think gasoline, oil, etc) is not a good thing to do. :?
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Post Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 4:31 pm

I wouldn't be worried about the powervent, but like he ^ said. Ignition point in a garage is sometimes not a good idea. With that being said. I do keep the Harleys in the same room in the house that the stove is in, and now I am wondering if that's a good idea.....But I do keep the guns in a fire safe, so I guess that makes it all better. Quit making me think, now I think I'll have a beer and think about it.
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Post Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 4:50 pm

i wouldnt be too worried about it. I wouldnt juggle gas cans in front of it but you know what I mean. be curtious of it and youl be fine. insurance co wont agree tho. and if something goes terribly wrong youl be replacing that garage out of your own pocket, stoves fault or not. I had to jump thru hoops to change thier minds when I did my boiler. it took me getting everything inspected and my building inspector calling the agency and explaining there was nothing to worry about.

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Post Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 7:25 pm

331camaro wrote:i wouldnt be too worried about it. I wouldnt juggle gas cans in front of it but you know what I mean. be curtious of it and youl be fine. insurance co wont agree tho. and if something goes terribly wrong youl be replacing that garage out of your own pocket, stoves fault or not. I had to jump thru hoops to change thier minds when I did my boiler. it took me getting everything inspected and my building inspector calling the agency and explaining there was nothing to worry about.
BINGO! Camaro gets the cookie! don't do it unless its an outbuilding you can risk because insurance will not allow it or pay for it if the worst case ever happens. I personally have a stove in my garage, BUT its at my own risk and its 50 yards away from my house (I only use it for heat while im out their working).

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Post Sun. Jan. 13, 2013 9:00 am

My understanding from insurance provider is if flammables don't exceed 5 gal container and is stored 3 ft away from heat source it's ok. My boiler sits in workshop that is attached to oversize 2 car garage.
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Post Sun. Jan. 13, 2013 9:52 am

Wiz wrote:My understanding from insurance provider is if flammables don't exceed 5 gal container and is stored 3 ft away from heat source it's ok. My boiler sits in workshop that is attached to oversize 2 car garage.
Wiz wrote:if flammables don't exceed 5 gal container and is stored 3 ft away from heat source it's ok
Gas fumes can be spread out on the entire garage floor,then pulled into the stove thru the primary draft and explode the entire garage :blowup:

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Post Sun. Jan. 13, 2013 10:00 am

Handling volatile liquids near an ignition point is always potentially hazardous... If you spill gasoline on the floor near the stove, you best get out quickly.. Otherwise, if its stored in air tight containers its safe - as long as it stays air tight.. A sealed gas can could build up pressure if its soaking up any radiant heat. Ever notice how a plastic gas can bloats up in the sunshine? :lol: Now we have gasoline under pressure, which is fine until the can can't handle the pressure.. Then a seam could split or fumes could make their way through the cap. SO, I would never store a gas can that close to a stove, safe or not. Is it worth the risk?? Keep them out of line of sight with the stove also.. 8-)

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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 7:45 pm

The code in NYC for oil burner in gas station called for explosion proof burner which simply had a fine screen over air intake like a miners lamp or a fresh air intake for the burner.

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