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Weil McLain WTGO-3 Flue Question (7 Posts)
Weil McLain WTGO-3 Flue QuestionI have a Weil McLain WTGO-3 in the basement. It is back vented into a standard clay chimney.
My issue...the chimney has been removed because it was falling apart.
I am thinking of installing the new chimney internal. The boiler flue comes out 7 inch. The manual calls for 6 inch round. Weil Mclain support said I can reduce down to 6 inch at the boiler
To install internally, I would need to run a 6 inch flue approx 4 ft vertical before turning up (there is a window on the floor above.) The stack will be about 17 ft in total.
The stack will be trplie wall flue and framed in.
Question...do you see any issue reducing this boiler flue to 6 inch?
PS...I also have the option to install the flue outside, where the old chimney was and frame in. I am considering installing indoors to improve the appearance of the house.
Weil McLain WTGO-3 Flue QuestionSorry...this is an oil fired boiler
Vent6" should be fine, according to the GAMA tables.- Joe Starosielec
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Jstar is right6 inch round is the minimum for a Weil 3 section . They do allow you to connect the boiler to the chimney in 5 inch too , but I'd keep it 6 .
Vent Connector:The 5" or 6" horizontal vent connector is one issue. The venting in the chimney is another. The length of the chimney comes into play. And what is the tripple wall pipe? Is the inside liner Stainless Steel? Are the outer liners galvanized steel?
Weil-McLain-WTGO-3-Flue-QuestionThanks everyone for your replies,
Boiler flue is out the back, 7" elbow into a 2' Barometric Flue Damper.
I would reduce to 6" bend after the damper. The 6" would run vertical about 4 feet, then another bend up....connecting to the triple wall pipe. The triple wall is 6" inside diameter. The first 8' of triple wall is galvanized since it is indoors. I will need to offset the top with 2 30 degree bends to get around a roof rafter (bends are also galv). once through the roof, then about 6' of stainless steel triple wall.
My concern is the 4' of vertical flue at the boiler to get to the triple wall stack and the 4 bends needed with this layout.
Weil McLain WTGO-3 Flue QuestionSorry folks, I meant to say the 6" would run HORIZONTAL about 4 feet (with about a 30 degreen pitch), then another bend up....connecting to the triple wall pipe. The triple wall is 6" inside diameter and stainless on the inside
My concern is the 4' of HORIZONTAL flue at the boiler to get to the triple wall stack and the 4 bends needed with this layout.
Sorry for the confusion...I need more sleep !