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Old 09-10-2018, 02:35 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by ITD View Post

For the OP, I had a power venter, I hated that thing, it was loud and not very reliable. I also disliked having the discharge low to the ground as the fumes always found a way into an open window in the summer. So I ditched the power venter and put a stainless chimney up the side of the house. The chimney was a thousand or two more than another power vent would have been, but has no reliability issues and I don't smell burning fuel oil when my boiler kicks in for my hot water storage tank. YMMV.
I did the exact same thing with my set-up. It had a very loud power vent that was located right under my bed one floor down. Also put in a metal chimney and enclosed it when I re-sided the house. I had fuel smell from the blower making negative pressure in the house. When the vent was off the air came back through the burner. Even cutting in a louver opening to the outside didnt help much.
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