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 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.