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Old 10-11-2016, 01:36   #61
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Re: Dickinson Heater Questions - V.S. Sigmar V.S.?

On the comments about drilling stove exhausts & adding sheet metal screws to them. By doing so I would think that you're introducing leaks into what (ideally) would be an airtight system, which could result in toxic exhaust gases in the boat's cabin. And since the air turn over rate inside of a boat isn't that high, this might be problematic, non? As opposed to doing so in a home installation, where the huge volume of air inside of the building as compared to a boat might mitigate this, slightly. Though I'm still not in love with the idea, given how some homes are damn near airtight.
Why add CO & other non-breathable gases into your living space?


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Old 10-11-2016, 12:39   #62
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Re: Dickinson Heater Questions - V.S. Sigmar V.S.?


Stove chimneys operate with negative pressure and therefore any holes in the pipe will be drawing air INTO the flue, not out.

No attempt is made to seal these flue pipes where they connect to each other and to the stove itself.

In the event of a "backdraft" due to a high pressure at the charlie noble (gust of wind etc), smoke will immediately pass out of the firebox itself causing a big smelly mess. An extra hole with a screw in it will have no effect.


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