01:56PM | 10/02/04
Member Since: 10/01/04
2 lifetime posts
i would like to say hello to everyone here as i am new to the board, i hope i can learn some new things here and possibly help out when i can. i have a question that someone maybe able to help me out with. i have a keystoker hearth coal stove (model 4738)with the rear vent. i want to vent it out through the wall but i dont know if it will work. i took the stove out of my old house which it was inserted into the chimney. this particular model doesnt have a power vent on it so i was wondering if i just run the pipe stait out the back of the stove and outside if it will work the same as if i had it inserted into the chimney. thanks


07:33PM | 10/02/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
Welcome to the board. The use of a vertical chimney provides strong convection (draft) to pull air through the stove. The higher the rise in a chimney, the more velocity that is created by the rising hot air. It works a lot like a siphon. Venting horizontally will not work in this case because there will be no draft. Without draft, it is unlikely you can achive sufficient combustion air velocity to maintain a fire. More importantly, you risk combustion gasses entering the home as well as significant soot and carbon monoxide caused by incomplete combustion. Without a chimney, this soot will be deposited at low elevations on and in your house. Also, the incomplete combustion gasses are rich in carbon and can combust unexpectedly. This is a significant fire risk, especially when gasses are released below the ridge line of the structure. You absolutely need adequate height in a chimney to provide the necessary draft and safety.

Failing to achieve reasonably complete combustion by properly designing the system with adequate draft is a dangerous idea. Please don't try to exhaust the stove throught the wall. Any stove pipe through a wall must be in triple wall pipe and must include a continuous triple wall pipe, according to code, to an adequate height above the roof to provide combustion draft and fire safety. Direct venting into a masonary chimney can be done with single wall pipe and the chimney normally provides height for the draft. je5858, I am concerned for your safety. Be sure to check that your insurance includes a schedule for a stove if you install a new stove.


06:54AM | 10/03/04
Member Since: 10/01/04
2 lifetime posts
thanks for the advice tomh. i am going to contact the manufacturer of the stove on monday. they advertise as direct venting systems but its better to be safe than sorry. i was wondering because i also have a pellet stove in the garage and the pellet stove can be be direct vented. thanks again for the help.


07:02PM | 05/28/13
We are building a new home and are checking out ways to heat our new home. i am really interested in the direct venting and coal stoves. Triple wall is going outrageous and i have about 30' to the peak of the roof. Is this direct venting a good option?
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon