installing wood furnace

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installing wood furnace

Post by 3boysmom » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:48 pm

My husband and I want to install a wood furnace in our basement where a propane gas boiler used to be. THe gas boiler is currently vented through a shared masonry chimney that sits in the middle of my single story ranch house. There is a wood fireplace on the main floor that we have never used, but is still open. What kind of stovepipe do we need to use to vent the wood furnace? We will be hooking the wood furnsce to ductwork in our basement

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Post by heatseeker » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:53 am

Sounds like a tricky situation, get an expert I don't think your husband and you are qualified to install this contraption. Could be dangerous for all involved.

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Post by Freon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:55 pm

You need to check the local building codes regarding venting more than one device into a single flue. It is very tricky, as heatseeker says, and you'll want to follow the code so your insurance company can't deny any claim should there be an accident.

One thought is consider a fireplace insert for heat. It's simpler to do and could be a more cost effective way to go. Also consider a coal burning insert, if coal is available to you.

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