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Can you smell your stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Rick, Dec 6, 2005.

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  1. Rick

    Rick Member

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    When your stove gets hotter than normal does it give off an odor? I was once told that it was dust "burning" off. It doesn't smell bad, doesn't burn the eyes or anything like that. I kinda like it. I just wonder what it is. My last stove did the same thing.

    Rick

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    At higher heat levels every stove I have had puts off some odor. I can walk into the house and tell if the stove is burning normally of if somebody has "cranked it up".

    By the way, does everybody see the same Google ad in the lower left corner of this thread that I do? Has to do with odor.
  3. Rick

    Rick Member

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    OH my, that is hilarious. No, it doesn't smell anything like that!

    Rick
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Lol. Yep. I see that vaginal odor ad. IT's ok, you are allowed to say it i they can advertise it here. ;)

    Yeah I can smell something different when the stove is cranked up higher.
  5. RedSleds

    RedSleds New Member

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    Nope! But I'm at work, ...... 40 miles away =O)
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    My previous stove was a pre EPA Jotul 602. It was easy to overfire the stove, especially when burning fir. I might not see the thermometer right away, but I knew it was overfiring by the smell. It just smelt hot.
  7. bruce

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    its there again,, are they selling?
    yes i can smell my wood stove when its running hot
  8. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    Smells like hot steel. The stove, I mean.
  9. Willhound

    Willhound Feeling the Heat

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    I've noticed that the google ads are usually keyed to certain words in the post. The wonders of internet marketing. I hope that for Craig's benefit these google ads help defray the costs of the software and bandwidth required to run the forum. I'm cool with that considering that some forum's are subject to much more intrusive and aggravating marketing techniques like pop-ups, etc.

    Just don't anybody post anything about getting a "larger unit".

    Oooops. Just did. :red:


    Willhound ;-P
  10. rudysmallfry

    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    I smelled something with my new Heritage, but I figured that was the oils still burning off from the stove being new. I am however very impressed with how clean these puppies burn. While I was outside handing Christmas lights, I could neither see nor smell smoke coming out of my chimney. Then the next morning when my stove was cooled down, the room didn't stink of burned wood. I'm liking these newer stove a lot.
  11. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha Ha....that's funny!

    Now we just need the ads for male odors so we can be equal opportunity offenders...
    And, of course those of you who clicked on the ad helped me make some money!
  12. bruce56bb

    bruce56bb New Member

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    i've never noticed THAT odor from my stove......right now it smells like $$$$$$:)
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Now every time my stove gets real hot I think of... Oh never mind.
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