[Homestead] New woodstove
steveo at crecon.com
Thu Oct 4 17:24:34 EDT 2007
When the stove doesn't have an outside air intake, but does have a smoke
stack, it pulls in the air from the house, and then the outside air gets
pulled into your living spaces through cracks in doors, windows, whatever.
In effect, having an outside air intake for a wood stove helps your house
stay warmer, because the stove is not pulling in house air that has to be
replaced by colder outside air.
Any combustion heater, one that burns something, uses up oxygen and creates
bad gases. Kerosone, Propane and Natural Gas sometimes ones produce little
enough of the bad gases that they are often sold to be used inside. They
still create some gases and use up oxygen. If you read the find print on the
operation instructions, you will notice that they always say to only use in
a well ventilated area.
So, short answer, Yes, outside air feed would help with that.
On 10/4/07, Robert Walton <waltonrp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe someone here can answer this question, what benefit is there to
> an outside-vented stove? I use a small kerosene heater now and
> sometimes if it is burning a lot, I notice that the air in the house
> feels like there is no oxygen in it. (I'm careful with the heater).
> Does the outside air feed help with that?
> Rob - Va
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