England's Stove Works recommends professional installation of our hearth products. **Always follow local codes. Refer to your stove and vent pipe owner's manuals, and contact the manufacturer with any questions.
NOTE: England's Stove Works strongly recommends installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when installing ANY type of stove.
The through-the-wall installation is the least expensive and simplest installation for pellet stoves. In a through-the-wall installation you should be mindful of the snowdrift line, as well as dead grass and leaves. We require a three foot (3') minimum vertical rise on the inside or the outside of the dwelling. Never terminate the end vent under a deck, in an alcove, under a window or between two windows (see your owner's manual). Call (800) 516-3636 to inquire about the AC-3000 Through-the-Wall Kit.
To vent the unit through the wall, connect the pipe adapter to the exhaust motor adapter. If the exhaust adapter is at least eighteen inches (18") above ground level, a straight section of pellet pipe can be used to initially pass through the wall (see owner's manual and vent pipe instructions). Your dealer or our factory will be able to provide you with a kit that will handle most of these types of installations, which will include a wall thimble that will allow the proper clearances through a combustible wall.
Once outside the structure, a three-inch (3") clearance should be maintained to the outside wall and a clean out tee should be placed on the pipe that extends through the wall. You will need a minimum of three feet (3') of vertical pipe with a 90-degree turn away from the house. At this point, a one-foot (1') section and horizontal cap will complete the installation (see owner's manual and always follow vent manufacturer's instructions).
A wall strap should be placed just below the last 90-degree section to make the system more stable. If you live in an area that has heavy snowfall, you will need the installation be taller than three feet (3') to get above the snowdrift line.
Outside Air (Outside Combustion Air Intake)
Outside air is mandatory for this unit to operate properly. This unit has been designed and tested with this connection, because so many homes are airtight and there is not adequate combustion air available inside the dwelling.
The air intake pipe is located on the bottom side of the burn pot (from the rear) and measures 1 1/2" inside diameter (I.D.). The connection can be made with a metal 1 7/8" I.D. coupler and pipe (see stove owner's manual), and should exit through the wall. Be sure to secure the pipe to the unit with a clamp or aluminum tape.
The outside end of the pipe should be covered (screened) to prevent foreign matter from entering the system. Our Outside Air Kit (Part Number PU-OAK) can be used. If the unit is located below ground level, you will need to run the pipe up and then outside the dwelling.
NOTE: If the total run of the connection exceeds 6', if more than 2 elbows are used, or if a basement installation, use 3" metal pipe (and coupler) instead.
NOTE: If an older unit, measure the opening to determine what size pipe to use or couple to.
High Altitude Installation
If the unit is being installed at an altitude of 4,000 ft. above sea level or higher, the following amendments to the chosen installation should be made:
- The pellet vent pipe size should be increased to 4" (Part # AC-3100 vent kit) if choosing a "through-the-wall" installation. If connecting to an existing chimney use 4" pellet vent pipe.
- The outside air intake should be increased to 3".