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Old 12-23-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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Power Vent Question for Propane Boiler


I have just purchased a home with a Dunkirk Plymouth Water Series 2 Boiler (PVWB-4). The boiler has a continuous pilot with a vent damper. Currently the exhaust is directed out of an old chimney. Does anyone know if it possible to vent this furnace horizontally using a power vent? I have been in contact with the company and they are not much help.

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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It can be vented with a power vent.
Not sure its a good idea though.

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Thanks for the response. What are the potential concerns or hazards that I should be considering? As it is now the boiler has a 15 or so foot run horizonantaly to the chimney. I would venting it about the same distance.
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The one thing I would question on a power vent is it just adds another electrical and mechanical thing to go wrong
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Proper set up still means it draws a lot of fresh air into your house. That fresh air is for both combustion, dilution, and draft regulation. All that air helps to keep your basement cold. And adds load to the boiler to keep your house warm. Since the pipes now are in a colder area.

Power venters are known to be loud(not all, but many).
When it fails, your out of heat.
Need lots of clearance outside to use one. Plus inside your home.
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