By Louis from Saylorsburg, PA on January 10, 2015
The walls in my garage are about 6 1/2 inches thick. Can I use this thimble for my installation?
By Kevin E. on January 10, 2015
Answer:This thimble kit fits walls between 4" and 6 1/2" thick. Assuming your appliance is approved for installation in a garage, this kit would work for you.
By David from Massachusetts on September 17, 2013
Can the 3 inch wall thimble air intake kit be used with an exhaust that vents straight out (see the attached example), or does it have to have a vertical pipe on the exterior side? How far from the exhaust does the intake have to be? I currently have a pipe that is vertical, but we moved the location of our stove to the front of my house and do not want a vertical chimney, if possible.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 17, 2013
Answer:This product can indeed be used with a completely horizontal pipe application. However, please keep in mind this product is intended for 3 inch PelletVent Pro, which actually has an O.D. of 3 5/8 inches. The air intake should be at least 12 inches from the termination, unless the manufacturer of the stove specifies that it can be closer.
By Brian from Salisbury, MD on September 29, 2015
I'm looking into setting up a pellet stove and I was told that there is a silicone that you use in between the joints on the Dura-Vent system where they lock together. Is this correct? Is this required? If so, what do you use and is there any sealant required where the pipe slides through the thimble? Is there something to keep stuff from going into the intake?
By Will M. on September 29, 2015
The use of 500 degree silicone sealant is not required for PelletVent Pro when joining pipe sections. Sealant is required when connecting to the appliance outlet, with the appliance adaptor and when using telescoping sections. It is also recommended to use 500 Degree RTV Silicone Sealant
for the portion of PVP that passes through the thimble. Lastly, an intake guard will be included with the exterior portion of the thimble to prevent rain and pests.
By Raymond from Effort, PA on October 30, 2014
Can the fresh air intake hose be in direct contact with a drop ceiling panel? I am routing the hose through the basement ceiling and through the rim joist and the ceiling is vinyl fiberglass.
By eFireplaceStore on October 30, 2014
Answer:It can indeed. The manufacturer does not have any specific clearance requirements for the hose. In my experience, the first couple feet of the hose at the appliance connection can get hot, but it remains quite cool beyond that.
By Tim Sulzberger from Muscatine, IA on November 23, 2016
I have a basement wall that is 13" thick. Do you have a 3" thimble that can expand to that thickness of outside wall? The very outside 6" is brick and the inside is 2" x 4" framed wall with drywall on the inside.
By John from Maple Valley, WA on October 5, 2015
Can I have this Dura-Vent PelletVent Prop 3 inch wall thimble air intake kit come from a garage? Does code require it to come from the outside only?
By Will M. on October 6, 2015
Answer:You cannot draw in outside combustion air from a garage. The intake pipe must make direct contact with the outdoors.