September 2, 2020

Venting Pellet Stove

Have you heard about the direct venting pellet stoves? Many people believe that installing a pellet stove includes a smoke outlet on the exterior wall. On the contrary, they do not comply with a few regulations and can be harmful to health.

The installation of a vent pipe or a flue in your home is necessary to get the heat away from the wall. To discharge the cloud of smoke, also called combustion products, of a pellet stove - you need to install the stove pipe outside the reflux area or on the roof of the building.

Pellet stove venting with an exterior pipe disperses the combustion product effectively. regardless of the fact that you use local pellets or a wood pellet - installing a vent pipe stops the smoke from spreading in your home.

A pellet stove installer can suggest that a vent pipe is not required. Some local stove venting options they suggest is to make a hole at the back of a wall.  To kickstart your stove without venting with a flue or chimney can work but it is not a safe option as per se. Especially if you kids or pets in your home.

Pellet stove venting works with forced ventilation but there are good reasons to say no to a local installation or a wall hole. Listed below are the three most important reasons why you need to avoid installing a pellet stove with a wall vent.


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Wall Installation goes against the law

The European legislation on environmental safety and standards is clear as the day. With all rights reserved to the original law, combustion plants are to be constructed to help the dispersion of smoke into the atmosphere.

Flueless wood or other pellet stoves contradict many Italian laws. In particular: UNI 10638, Presidential Decree 412/1993, and DM 37/08 state that the wood or pellet-burning stoves need a venting flue or a roof outlet without any exceptions. As far as the European authorities are concerned, a pellet stove installation through a wall is not allowed in any case. A

local installer can assure you that they have installed countless stoves that are providing sufficient heat. While this is true that certain wood stoves can function without a venting pipe, but being on the bad side of the law isn't wise either. Back venting laws have been considered and are being regulated for your safety.

Wall Installation is bad for your health

The reasons for placing the code of conduct on your venting options go back to your safety and security. Stoves are generally considered safe appliances. Apart from needing weekly maintenance, they provide you with autonomy and regulated temperatures.

However, the combustion products released have several substances like the fine particulate matter. The smoke emitted needs to be dispersed safely or it can prove to be toxic for your health in the long run.

Getting rid of the fumes on an eye-level is not a good practice as it does not support environmental protection. It can create worsening hygienic conditions that are characteristic of uncivilized behavior and bad neighborhood relations.

As a matter of fact, complaints from neighbors exhausted by black marks or lingering smoke due to unsuitable outlets and non-combustible stoves are quite common.

Wall Installation will Nullify your Product Warranty

Stove manufacturers openly discourage a back wall vent without a flue. Most stove companies pull back from a product warranty if the proper venting system is not installed.

There are many reasons for it. For starters, a product installed without a flue can get less efficient over time. The quality and performance of the product are compromised because the stove will be deprived of draught.

Secondly, the combustion flames of the stove are expelled through an electric fan. In the event of a power cut, the hopper feed can get blocked. This can cause the smoke to fill up in your house. If you have not installed a fan, the toxic fumes can filter through the stove door and can cause damage to people and property.

On the contrary, if you have an electric fan installed, you won't need a fan to expel the fumes as there will be enough natural drought to ensure safety.

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