Class A chimney or powervent?

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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 9:42 pm

got a deal on a never fired coal stove and new in the box class a chimney.
the kit is for running inside the building and up thru the roof. i am putting this stove in the basement, so i am going thru the wall to the outside. i would need to order about 180 dollars in accys (wall brackets, base, roof support kit) to install this chimney.
then i have to find help to put it thru the roof at the eave. my neighbors wood stove chimney runs outside the eave on the outside of the gutter, but it is crooked and looks bad. i'm not real fond of being on a pitched roof near the edge.
if i order a powervent, i just need to knock a hole in the basement wall and install it.
looking for advice either way.

the class a chimney i can use when my pole barn is built, going to heat that with my alaska and coal trol.

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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 9:50 pm

Well..... You can not use a power venter with a coal stove. Some rice burning stokers come with a direct vent, but that's a whole different story. When you say "never fired coal stove", I assume it's a hand fed stove that burns nut size coal. If that's the case you must have a "regular" chimney. You see, with a power venter, if the electricity goes out, the fire keeps burning and fills the house with deadly Carbon Monoxide (CO). With the stoker rice burners and a direct vent, if the electricity fails, the fire goes out quickly & no CO develops.

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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 9:51 pm

Is the 'never fired coal stove' a stoker or a hand fed? Either way, it's best to go with the chimney for several reasons.
One: you can't vent a hand fed on power-vent. Fuel will continue to burn unvented when there's a loss of electricity*.
Two: Chimneys function for either stove and for the *hand fed when the power is out.

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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 10:24 pm

not hand fed it's a rice fed stove. never been used, 1987 crane.
i know this can be done, i have seen it many times.


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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 4:30 am

Can't get at it off a ladder????????????

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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 8:20 am

the problem is i cannot get anyone to help me. dad passed away, mom is unable to, my son is never around. people who i ask to come help never show up.
why would leisure line sell a power vent if you cannot use them? i don't understand
https://www.leisurelinestove.com/product/swg-powe ... nt-system/

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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 8:22 am

lincolnmania wrote:
Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 10:24 pm
not hand fed it's a rice fed stove. never been used, 1987 crane.
i know this can be done, i have seen it many times.
Stove or Stoker,clarifying what you have would clear the confusion for those of us who have yet to see any pictures of the ? Stove .. ? Stoker ?

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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 8:37 am

Its a Crane stoker, a rare one. I think he mentioned it in an old Crane stove post also. If I hadnt seen that post I'd still be unsure myself.

Other than hopefully clarifying that, I am no help with your power vent question.


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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 8:46 am

sorry should have mentioned it was a stoker. i really do not care for hand fed stoves, used them only when i had to.
some pics of the stove. yes it's a rare one.
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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 8:48 am

i put that last pic up so you can see my neighbors crooked chimney

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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 9:04 am

Yes, that is a stoker,yes,you can use a power vent to vent it.

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