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Old 07-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #16
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My home isn't air tight I guess because everything except the boiler is original back to 1969. Hopefully someone will have a good idea where to run my air line.
Here's another idea: I don't know if it will work or whether you can do it. Just a thought. But it's better than nothing at all. In therory it sounds good, but may not be practical.

Can you get more fresh outside air into your boiler room (open windows, install a couple outside vents with louvers or screens to keep out pests, etc.)? Then just go right out the back of your stove to your boiler room and be done with it. It would be a very short run and low profile as well. You could dress it up with a nice looking pipe cover on the stove side and nice looking grate on the boiler room side. However, you would have to bring more outside air into your boiler room somehow for this to work. Because you have a boiler, hwh, and now wood stove all competing for the same combustable air. In the winter, all three will probably be running at the same time at some point, keep that in mind. Furthermore, going with more than 10 feet of pipe to get fresh air is defeating the purpose anyway. Should be a short run and close to stove as possible.

There are many very knowledgeable members here with years of experience. Maybe we can do some brain storming here and get a few more ideas for you to think about.


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Old 07-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #17
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Here's another idea: I don't know if it will work or whether you can do it. Just a thought. But it's better than nothing at all. In therory it sounds good, but may not be practical.

Can you get more outside air into your boiler room (open windows, install a couple outside vents, etc.)? Then just go right out the back of your stove to your boiler room and get fresh combustable air. It would be a very short run and low profile as well. You could dress it up with some nice looking grates and cover. However, you would have to bring more outside air into your boiler room somehow for this to work. Because you have a boiler, hwh, and now wood stove all competing for the same combustable air. Going with more than 10 feet of pipe to get fresh air is defeating the purpose anyway. Should be a short run and close to stove as possible.

There are many very knowledgeable members here with years of experience. Maybe we can do some brain storming here and get a few more ideas to you.
This is definitely better than nothing.

I've been pondering this problem overnight and I came up with an interesting way to not have it look horrible. I am not sure they make it in 3" but if you can get your hands on 3" or 4" black stove pipe you would have your air intake and it would look decent enough to blend in with the stove. If they don't make 3" get some 4" black stove pipe and a bell reducer to 3". Of course you can take normal stove pipe and paint it flat black yourself. If all you care about is what you can see, what is in the boiler room doesn't matter how it looks as long as it can get to the outside, barring that, take the suggestion above.

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