By Dominic from Northbridge, MA on September 12, 2014
Will "Simpson Dura-vent direct vent pipe" mate with this product? (My stove is a Jotul GF-500)
By eFireplaceStore on September 12, 2014
By Michele from OR on October 16, 2014
Can I use this snorkel for venting a pellet stove?
By eFireplaceStore on October 16, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this is not recommended. The Selkirk Direct-Temp conversion kits for pellet applications use a termination system that ensures combustion air and exhaust do not mix. However, this snorkel does not have the same cap design and combustion byproducts in the exhaust could easily be pulled back into the appliance, causing poor performance.
By Heidi Steele from Seattle, Washington on May 20, 2012
We have our current gas fireplace direct vent facing into high winds and driving rains numerous times a year which produces water leaking. What is the most appropriate vent to install as a replacement and what are the best instructions please?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 21, 2012
Answer:In order for me to research venting options for you, may I please have you confirm the brand of vent pipe that is being used currently?
It will be necessary to use the same type and diameter of venting piping, in order to guarantee proper fit. If you are able to provide the model number of the fireplace, that would be very helpful as well.
By Jonathan from Worcester, MA on November 24, 2015
I have recently purchased a Selkirk Direct-Temp horizontal venting kit for a Harman P38. I installed it myself and thought things were relatively well off. however, after running the stove I encountered the issue of noticeable smoke coming from the stove. I sealed each joint with tape and covered nearby windows with plastic. I believe there is some smoke entering the intake portion of the cap on the outside, but I could be wrong. Would this Selkirk Direct-tempt direct vent snorkel termination cap be a solution to the this issue? Is there something else going on do you think? Any advice from you would be much appreciated.
By eFireplaceStore on November 24, 2015
Answer:It is actually relatively common for the stove to intake some smoke back into the intake pipe, however this should not lead to a build up of smoke in the room. The combustion system is completely sealed, so any smoke drawn back in should stay within the burn chamber and be exhausted again. If you are certain of your connections and all joints are sealed, I would take a look at the stove itself. With the unit cold, start the burn procedure with the lights off in the room and a high powered flashlight handy. You can then slowly trace the perimeter of the door and the heat exchanger vents to see if smoke is actually being emitted from the unit via a failed or loose gasket.
By Lee on November 9, 2012
I want to install a direct vent gas fireplace. Unfortunately, the bays between joists are above the soffits outside. Can I use a snorkel to bring the actual outside vent below the soffit? In other words, can I run the vent pipe up from the stove (about 7.5') across the space above the ceiling in a bay between floor joists, through the rim, then down and outside with a snorkel?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, down-venting in this manner is not an approved method. Would it be possible for you to simply vent straight horizontally though your exterior wall?
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By John from Chicago, IL on May 17, 2016
Can I cover the snorkel part of the vent with brickwork (i.e., everything but the cap)?
By Will M. on May 18, 2016
Answer:This is not allowed as this will increase the exhaust temperatures.