If you've got a new pellet stove and an existing masonry chimney, you can probably vent the stove through the chimney and save yourself the trouble of installing a through-the-wall vent. However, using a masonry chimney to vent the stove requires some preparation and some additional materials. Before you install your pellet stove or its vent, have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a qualified professional. It will be easier to fix any defects you find in your chimney at this point than it will be after you install the stove vent, and venting the stove through a clean chimney will be safer. Also, check with your local building authority to be sure it's legal to install the type of stove you want, and to secure the proper permits. Your stove's vent pipe connects to a stainless steel liner that extends into the existing masonry chimney.
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While that might bring cozy memories and warm thoughts, wood pellet furnaces and stoves provide more than just a cozy place to sit — they can revitalize the way you heat your entire home. Or you can purchase a premade hearth pad online or from your stove supplier. Outside, install a vent pipe cleanout for removal of the ashes and install an elbow so the vent can turn and run vertically above the eaves. It may be best to install the hearth pad and cut the hole for the vent first and then have the dealer deliver the stove to the site. The feed screw operates electronically and can be programmed so that the pellet stove or the pellet fireplace ignite automatically according to your schedules.
The Pellet Furnace
When you think of wood heat, you might picture sitting around the fireplace, with most of the heat coming directly from the burning logs and the hearth. While that might bring cozy memories and warm thoughts, wood pellet furnaces and stoves provide more than just a cozy place to sit — they can revitalize the way you heat your entire home. Units like the Magnum can heat any house up to 3, square feet and can be connected to existing ducting systems. And just like you can control a traditional heating system with a thermostat, you can do the same with a pellet stove, helping you get the most for your energy dollar.
Whether you use your garage on a daily basis or intermittently, a warm, efficient heat source during the cold month extends your use of space considerably. MagnuM pellet stoves are a perfect solution that can be installed on almost any exterior wall with a simple venting system and an electrical supply. Simply put, for most supplemental-use buildings, pellet heat is the most practical option. Not sure how a pellet stove will work in your space?