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5000 MBH Condensing boiler flue chimney: 1'' air gap in lieu of insulation between SS layers
Have anyone installed 80 ft of flue chimney where 90% of flue is in the room (last piece is 10 ft above the roof finished with the velocity cone).
Layers: AL-29-4C inner, 1'' of air gap, 304 SS outer.
I've never spec'd an air gap as an insulation between metal shells.
Have anyone experienced an overheating of the boiler room atmosphere when 1'' of air gap is used for condensing appliances in lieu of insulation. (flue gas temp 140-170F max).
I have concerns that it overheats the room. Heat transfer calculation gave me 1760 BTU/ft of the heat loss, so total is 123,000 BTU per 70 ft of an indoor flue run....