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Fresh Air Intake Installation

... If you already have a fresh air intake it’s important to determine how much fresh air you really need. In order to do that you have to insert a volume damper in the fresh air intake and repeat the above test. As you probably understand fresh air intake brings unconditioned air from the outside and furnace or A/C must increase their cycles to heat or to cool this air. By dampering the fresh air duct, you will reduce the cycles and save some energy and money!

However, in many older houses there are no fresh air intake installed. So, basically you have no choice but must to have one, first, because it's code, and secondly, it's a safety issue.

List of materials needed for the project: ...

This chapter from the "Energy Saving Edition" book gives a detailed description of the Fresh Air Intake installation, which according to code must be an important element of your HVAC ductwork system. In the chapter you can find pictures of all necessary tools, materials and pictures of the Fresh Air Intake installation. There are 20 pictures on the page. Installation is divided into six steps, which represent the entire project in the making.

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47. Fresh Air, Combustion Air – this chapter is divided into two parts and describes all possible cases of the fresh
air and combustion air intakes.
The chapter has 22 pictures; 10 pages*. $2.50. (Instant Access).

On 07/05/2013 text of this chapter was significantly modified and improved. Two pictures added. Examples of Pulte Homes ductwork installation were also inserted in this chapter.

3'' PelletVent Pro Fresh Air Intake Kit with 2'' Flex Hose

Product Description

The DuraVent PelletVent Pro Fresh Air Intake Kit allows fresh air into an existing pellet stove installation that had been using inside air. The kit allows an installer to decide the best possible location for the air intake vent, not the same location as the wall thimble. The 2" diameter, 18" length flex hose expands to approximately 5'. Kit includes: faceplate with screen, moisture barrier, 2" diameter aluminum flex, and two clamps.
PelletVent Pro is a venting system designed for stoves and inserts that use wood pellets and oil fuel. It is also built to vent corn and other biofuel products (Rated for continuous use flue temperatures up to 570Degree F).
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