Is Venting Required with My Pellet Stove?
You need to vent your pellet stove, but venting a pellet stove is much more simple than building a traditional, complex chimney system. If you are more familiar with older wood burning stoves and fireplaces that utilize a chimney, a direct vented pellet stove will seem like a breath of fresh air comparatively. When it comes to simplicity, a pellet stove will provide the ambiance and comfort you seek, while requiring a relatively easy installation process.
More about the Venting Process
The more popular combustion (exhaust) type is the Power Vented Stove, called “Direct Vent” where the exhaust is pulled through the stove to create an “active” fire and the exhaust is exited out the back of the stove through a special 3” or 4” venting that is designed for this type of stove. This makes it possible to vent the stove directly out of the side of the home using an exterior wall, reducing “chimney” costs, and making it easier to place your stove where you would like it to be.
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Depending on the design of the stove or the altitude that your home is at, you would use a 3” or 4” Type L Pellet Vent.
After you’ve located the best location for your appliance, it will use a “Type L” double walled vent that is stainless steel on the inside and usually heavy galvanized steel on the outer layer. This venting usually is designed to handle the chemical corrosion of burning wood pellets or other fuels. Depending on the design of the stove or the altitude that your home is at, you would use a 3” or 4” Type L Pellet Vent.
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