So, suppose you are thinking of buying a pellet stove as seen in Ecoforest or already having one and installing it. In that case, you have to consider the following essential aspects to make sure that everything works properly and you do not have problems in the start-up.
- Choice Of Installation Location
The place where a pellet stove is installed must be suitable for the power and type of stove chosen. We must consider the size of the room where the pellet stove will be located and if the heat from the room may be distributed to adjacent rooms.
In the catalogs of each manufacturer, you will find the minimum and maximum dimensions of the premises. In the case of stoves, it is not good to oversize the power, since in many cases, we force the stoves to work at their minimum power constantly. It must be taken into account that a pellet stove has better performance and combustion when it works in its medium and high-power range.
You have to find a point where the heat can be dispersed correctly, and a connection can be made for the flue gas outlet. It is also essential to consider the safety distances described by the manufacturer concerning walls, furniture, or other flammable objects.
- Making The Outside Air Intake
It is essential to have an external air intake, which guarantees two essential functions: the supply of air necessary for proper combustion and that the oxygen consumed by the appliance is restored in the installation environment. The air intake must be sized according to the characteristics established by the manufacturer.
It is possible that there are already external air entry points (adjustment of windows, doors, ducts, or vents, etc.) and that they may be sufficient for the supply of external air. In this case, its implementation may not be essential, but if these contributions do not exist or insufficient, we will have to install an outlet.
- Design Of The Flue Gas Fitting
The flue gas fitting is the section of pipe that connects the flue with the stove. In this section of the pipe, the smoke travels at overpressure and should have minimum requirements for safety and resistance to temperature. Fitting smoke cannot be performed in the hose must be a rigid tube of stainless steel or aluminized steel.
The different sections of pipe and their accessories such as elbows, T, or registers must be connected using approved silicone joints so that they close hermetically.
For a correct operation of the flue gas fitting, it is necessary to use a maximum of 3 90º elbows, not counting the possible outlet elbow of the stove.
The fitting must never have a diameter smaller than the appliance’s smoke outlet. As a general rule, no more than 6 meters of 80 mm tubing should be used in the flue connection. For a correct operation of the stove, never place more than 2 m of connection pipe horizontally and, in any case, always ensure a minimum slope of 3-5%.