I use triple wall pipe for my chimney?
Yes you can but the expense of
the chimney is not needed. If you do decide to use it on your furnace you must keep the weight of the chimney OFF of the furnace
as it can actually (by the weight) push the top of the fire box down. I have had customers use a section to go thru a roof
of an enclosure on a furnace.
9. Can I call you if I have a question about hooking up my furnace after
I get it here to my house?
YES YES YES! I have my home phone
number and cell number listed on the contact page of the website. All I ask is that you try to call during normal business
hours. You also can email me for an answer. I prefer to visit with you before you install to go over things with you as having
installed one I know the tricks to installing it easily.
10. What are some of the most common problems
in installing a furnace that people tend to do?
1)Check to be sure the flex duct
not kinked or obstructed anywhere in your cold air return. 2)Make sure that you get the blower is centered on the blower box
when you install the box on the furnace. 3)You want the furnace set up high enough that you don't have to bend over to
put wood in it! 4)Getting in too big of a hurry and don't take the time to read the instructions. 5)Not calling me before
you do make a mistake.
11. Can I use my existing ductwork for the return air?
Yes and no......It depends on your house size, if
your staying in it forever, how much you have to spend. I don't want to spend anymore of your money than you have to!
It will work hooked into your existing ductwork. BUT, it works better if it is set up separate system. You see if you use
existing you have shut down all the vents closest to the heat coming in, if you don't it won't "pull" the
heat to the edges of the house. Well then you have the furnace set for backup......doesn't blow out many vents. Also when
you shut down the vents they are not air tight, imagine a garden hose with holes in it all along....wouldn't be much water
coming out the end. I prefer it separate I guess you can tell. Email me if you need more help on this one!
Can I paint the outside skin to match my house?
Yes since it doesn't get hot
go for it! Just do a good job so wife is happy!
13. Can I have the heatduct come off the furnace
and go up or down?
No, the heatduct is designed to
come off the top of the furnace and go straight thru a wall or window. That is the only way it will work. The reason you cannot
have the heatduct go up or down is the bends in the duct will cause you to loose air flow because of resistance. It just works
one way and it works well that way!
14. What tools do I need to hook up a Lil'House heater?
You will need a few tools nothing you probably don't
already have. 1)tape measure 2)square 3)cordless or electric drill 4)jigsaw or sawsall or even a chainsaw (to cut thru the
wall for the heatduct). 5)basic hand tools.....pliers, cresent wrench,screw drivers,pocket knife, 6)pop rivet gun if your
going to use pop rivets to put the blower box and heatduct on the stove with pop rivets. 7)a level
Can I use smaller than 8 inch pipe for the return air?
No we have found that anything
smaller than 8 inch, the airflow is reduced since the blower is not very big. Also you will want to use 4x12x8 boots for the
floor. That would require a 4x12 cover.