Is a Special Exhaust System Needed for Harman Stoves?


Quick Answer

Harman's wood and wood pellet stoves list no special venting requirements, and are compatible with most ventilation systems designed for use with a stove. Harman also sells coal stoves through the Legacy Stoves brand, and these stoves have more robust venting demands.

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Even though newer stoves offer efficient combustion, they still produce a significant amount of potentially dangerous gases. Stoves also produce water vapor, which doesn't present health threats but can damage a home. Homeowners converting a chimney to a vent system for a stove likely need to install a chimney insert, which reduces the size of the chimney. Chimneys that are too large waste heating energy and can cause water vapor to condense, potentially damaging the chimney and stove.

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