Hot exhaust gases rise in a chimney, creating a pressure difference called draft. That is the easy part. But to design wood-heating systems that consistently perform well and to quickly and accurately diagnose venting problems in existing systems demands knowledge of advanced concepts. How does the house design and site orientation affect chimney venting? What is the perfect location for the chimney? Where should combustion air be taken from? Is it possible to eliminate venting failure due to adverse winds? Can the likelihood of venting failure be predicted with a simple test? Get answers to these questions and much more in this session.
Participants will learn:
• Learn how house design and site orientation affect chimney venting
• How to design wood heating systems that consistently perform well
• How to accurately diagnose venting problems.