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Burn Pot/ Ignitor area?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Robzheat, Oct 27, 2006.

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  1. Robzheat

    Robzheat New Member

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    How often do you clean the area where the ignitor is. I decided to clean mine the other day after burning about 15 bags of pellets.

    I couldn't believe how much ashes were in the ignitor area, it lit much easier after that

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  2. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    More often when the weather is warm than cold, the stove will usualy be running 24/7 when it gets real cold so the ignitor isn't really needed You'll be able to get away with cleaning it between 25 to 50 bags soon. The best tip that its time to clean, is when the flame starts to get lazy and lean towards the glass, at this point do a complete cleaning though, and try to do it on a day that is warmest for the week. Beware the weather people lie on the extended forcasts. :)
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Never gave it any special attention on the Quad. It stayed pretty clean. Why would the ignitor area get crustier on the Harman?
  4. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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    Not 100% sure on that one but the igniter is under the burnpot and the airflow through the stove follows this path maybe the ash insulates the igniter a little, but when it gets filled with ash and the stove starts to auto ignite, the stove has a very very smokey startup, maybe its an air fuel ratio thing.
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