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Old October 20th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #1
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Alright guys,

I'm looking at finally adding heat to my garage. I was ready to pull the trigger on this one:
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...7751_200577751

The problem I have is that my garage had a heater in it once and it was vented out the back wall. The horizontal kit is $359 through Northern Tool. While the vertical kit is $130.

Has anyone installed one of these with vertical venting and been able to source the parts locally, cheaper? I would only need about 5 ft of pipe.

Are there any code requirements I should know about?


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Just did my garage with a old natural gas heater from my old house. Bought all the parts at Menards for like $85. I also went through the roof.
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Code requires you to go pretty high out the roof. It all depends on distance from the peak. If you have a metal roof...just go out the wall. The stainless stuff is expensive but its easy. I got mine from menards and never have to worry about leaks in the wall. If you have soffit vents block them off above the vent and use a T cap on the end.
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I would prefer to go out the wall since the hole is already there. I may end up getting the kit, but I would like to weigh my options. Always up for saving $$$.
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All you should really need to go out the side wall is a piece of b-vent, 2 storm collars and a cap. Everything inside can just be normal vent pipe.
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All you should really need to go out the side wall is a piece of b-vent, 2 storm collars and a cap. Everything inside can just be normal vent pipe.
^this. do it. installed many this way.
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Does this also apply to putting in a wood stove in a Small work shop? ^^
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If you have not purchased yet,I can help,I have several used furnaces(all in working order)a 90%.you can vent with pvc,you will just need a drain.(Gladwin)

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Going out the wall adds a couple bucks up front, but to not worry about a leaky roof costing a bunch of $$$ seems so worth it to me.
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If you have not purchased yet,I can help,I have several used furnaces(all in working order)a 90%.you can vent with pvc,you will just need a drain.(Gladwin)
Send me a pm. I may be interested.
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Going out the wall adds a couple bucks up front, but to not worry about a leaky roof costing a bunch of $$$ seems so worth it to me.
This is what I was thinking as well.
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Does this also apply to putting in a wood stove in a Small work shop? ^^
not so much. you really should use triple wall vent because of the heat wood burners generate. at least at the wall penetration, along with non combustible shield and spacer.
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