Wiseway Pellet Stove GW1949 Model is to be installed using Pellet Vent in 3" or 4" diameter. Dura vent seems to be the most popular pellet vent available.
Wiseway is a unique stove and operates unlike any other pellet stove. With no need for electricity, Wiseway operates with a natural draft, the strength of the draft is determined by the height of its chimney, and that's why the chimney installation is the determining factor on how well this stove will perform. Wiseway will operate best with a straight chimney either 3" inch diameter or 4" inch diameter with 8' Ft. to 12' Ft. overall height, although it will operate with many variance's of chimney height and configurations, they will all bring varied results in burn time and fuel usage. A straight chimney is always the best configuration on your Wiseway pellet stove.
When 8' Ft. to 12' Ft. length of chimney is used 3" diameter chimney will do, when having to use more than 15' of chimney, then 4" diameter vent is best. Taller or longer chimney system's may need a barometric damper installed immediately off the top of the stove to be able to control the stove down in the 400 degree heat range as you can experience excessive draft and the stove will want to run hotter. You can also adjust the bars closer together on the burn basket to lower temp if it starts running to hot.
4" inch diameter pipe is recommended If you decide to go through the wall, and you need to terminate above the roof at least 24" using pellet vent. When going into a existing chimney then you must run 4" vent all the way through any existing chimney.
Stove needs to be installed on a non combustible surface with dimensions of at least 42" wide in Canada and 40" wide in U.S. depth 24".
Stove has clearance's to combustible as close as 3" to wall on the left, 14" to combustibles wall on the right, 2" to the wall at the back and 18" clearance to the ceiling measured from the flue collar, these are Alcove clearance's. When not installed in a Alcove clearance on the right will be 16" in U.S. and 18" in Canada. This additional clearance is required because of the hearth requirement when not in a Alcove situation.
Stove is also Mobile home approved in the U.S. but not in Canada. Mobile home installation also requires that a direct outside air kit be installed and the stove be bolted or fastened to the floor and a #10 copper wire be attached to the stove and then attached to the frame of the manufactured home to ground the stove. Only approved pellet vent can be used. No single wall connector pipe is allowed in a Mobile Home.
Stove can be installed in Home's, Mobile Homes in the U.S., Shops, Garage's, Tent's, Cabin's, Patio's anywhere you need heat.
The stove is required to have a direct connection from stove to outside air in a Mobile Home but in a conventional home the outside air is recommended to be within two feet of the stove and can be located in the wall or through the floor. Code calls for outside air to be available within two feet of the stove either through a wall or through the floor and if you have a energy efficient home, this not only is required but is a must.
In Basement applications fresh air within two feet of the stove is needed to overcome the negative pressure a house can have on the stove. Basement installations can be difficult depending on how air flow from the basement to rest of the home is accomplished, having a couple floor register's or plenum connected to a duct system will improve heat distribution and help eliminate negative pressure against the stove. Leaving the basement door open can cause negative pressure to occur during operation and affect the performance of any natural draft appliance in a basement application.
Direct connection to outside air in extreme cold climates can cause creosote to form or drip at times depending on the operation temperature of the stove be aware and try to operate at higher temperatures in the event this happens. This is why I personally would rather see a fresh air source within two feet of the stove giving the stove a warmer air for combustion than introducing cold outside air directly into the stove. Again in certain situations this is unavoidable (Mobile Homes).
Fuel is going to be another determining factor on heat out put and performance soft pellets or Douglas fir is what the stove was tested with and performs best check your area to see if they are available, Wiseway will burn all pellets that we are aware of but varied results will be the norm. Hard wood pellets will not deliver the same heat that soft wood pellets do and the ash content will always be higher requiring you to provide more attention and maintenance to the stove. We feel it is crucial that you always shake down the second burner and address the ash content in the ash drawer before going to bed. Ash can build up and if not monitored the stove can loose its draw and cause smoke into the room which can be alarming. Allways dispose of ashes ina metal container and never leave them setting on a combustible surface (porch, deck or floor).
We find that low operating temp between 400 and 500 degrees meet average homes needs. Higher temps 600 to 700 degrees seem to give the customer more heat than they need in smaller homes to be comfortable, in larger home's higher temp may be fine. Since the chimney is the deciding factor an where the low burn temp will be with the draft wide open, the only way to lower the heat in the event you experience higher outputs on low will be to install a barometric damper directly off the top of the stove. A barmetric damper is like adding another air control, this will give you the ability to dial the stove down to a lower temperature. A barometric damper allows you to adjust a air setting on the damper that will take more air away from the burner resulting in lower temperature on the stove. We recommend never dialing the low temperature under 400 as the stove can fluctuate lower and we want to avoid getting into a creosote range. The stove can also be regulated to a lower temperature utilizing an optional V basket that is available.
We always suggest that a licensed contractor install the stove and permits be purchased if required in your area. That said if you decide to install yourself be sure to follow instructions or contact us with any questions you may have.
Maintenance: How often do you need to clean your stove. All appliances need to be serviced at least once a year but the proper answer to that question is as often as needed. Cleaning the chimney with a proper size brush and vacuuming out the stove is normally all that is required. Sweeping the chimney from above and vacuuming out the stove from below is how we clean ours. Some folks will actually take the stove out an tip it back and forth to pour the ash that builds up on the angle heat exchanger of the stove but I find closing the air control and using a shop vac has the power to suck all of that ash out without that extra effort but if you don't have a shop vac this seems to work.
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