pellet stove exhaust

Saw my first pellet stove today, and the exhaust came straight through the wall to outside, then up about 3 to 4 feet to a covered screened chimney.

It is a powered exhaust, but it’s also a fossil fuel, so I wonder if it should come up above the roof like a wood burning chimney?

Ted Glover
This Old Home Inspector


Pellet stoves are now made to penetrate the siding with sidewall horizontal vents with proper clearances.

See page 13…

Aaah yes. The well known pellet fossils. :mrgreen:

What kind of dinosaur was the “pellet”? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:
(sorry, couldn’t resist to add more salt…only a slip of the keys though huh??

Ted, I see these things quite frequently and almost all manufactures design them to be vented through the wall.

I write up the all hot vent cover (pellet stove, gas fake fireplaces, etc) under 4’ high as a potential safety hazard to small children as I personally know of three families who’s kids have been injured in the past two years from these things.

– bz